- The definition of lattice is a structure made from wood or metal pieces arranged in a criss-cross or diamond pattern with spaces in between.
A metal fence that is made up of pieces of metal arranged in criss-cross patterns with open air in between the pieces of metal is an example of lattice.
Lattice work atop a fence.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- an openwork structure of crossed strips or bars of wood, metal, etc. used as a screen, support, etc.
- something resembling or suggesting such a structure
- a door, gate, shutter, trellis, etc. formed of such a structure
- a three-dimensional pattern of points in space, as of atoms or groups of atoms in a solid or crystal
- space lattice
- the arrangement in a geometric pattern of fissionable and nonfissionable material in a nuclear reactor
Origin: Middle English latis from Old French lattis from latte from Middle High German from Old High German latta: see lath
- latticelike adjective
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- a. An open framework made of strips of metal, wood, or similar material overlapped or overlaid in a regular, usually crisscross pattern.b. A structure, such as a window, screen, or trellis, made of or containing such a framework.
- Something, such as a decorative motif or heraldic bearing, that resembles an open, patterned framework.
- Physics a. A regular, periodic configuration of points, particles, or objects throughout an area or a space, especially the arrangement of ions or molecules in a crystalline solid.b. The spatial arrangement of fissionable and nonfissionable materials in a nuclear reactor.
Origin: Middle English latis, from Old French lattis, from latte, lath, of Germanic origin .
- latˈticed adjective
lattice - Science Definition
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