- An example of reseau is what astronomers use as a measuring reference for celestial photos.
- An example of reseau is the background, meshed grid for old lace.
The definition of a reseau is a French term for a network or grid of fine lines that form standard sized little squares.
- a network; specif.,
- a grid of fine lines forming little squares of a standard size: used with celestial photographs and plates for reference or measurement
- a network of meteorological stations throughout the world
- a netted ground or meshed foundation in lace
Origin of reseauFrench from Old French resel, diminutive of roiz from Vulgar Latin retis, for Classical Latin rete, net: see retina
nounpl. réseaus, or réseaux or re·seaus or re·seaux
- A net or mesh foundation for lace.
- Astronomy A reference grid of fine lines forming uniform squares on a photographic plate or print, used to aid in measuring the relative positions and sizes of objects in the photograph.
- A mosaic screen of fine lines of three colors, used in color photography.
Origin of reseauFrench from Old French reseuil diminutive of raiz net from Latin rēte