Grid meaning

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The starting positions of cars on a racecourse.
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Something resembling a framework of crisscrossed parallel bars, as in rigidity or organization.

The city's streets form a grid.

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A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines forming squares on a map, a chart, an aerial photograph, or an optical device, used as a reference for locating points.
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The gridiron.
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A framework of crisscrossed or parallel bars; a grating or mesh.
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A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron.
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An interconnected system for the distribution of electricity or electromagnetic signals over a wide area, especially a network of high-tension cables and power stations.
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A corrugated or perforated conducting plate in a storage battery.
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A framework of parallel bars; grating.
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A network of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical bars or lines, esp. one for locating points when placed over a map, chart, etc.
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A system for distributing electric power throughout a region.
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On a speedway, the order in which racing cars start.
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A conductive framework of metal plates in a storage cell or battery, that contains lead or a lead compound, esp. a lead oxide, and reacts with the electrolyte.
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Any gridlike or spiral-shaped electrode positioned between a cathode and anode to control the flow of electrons or ions in an electron tube.
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Having to do with football.
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(1) Any interconnected set of nodes such as the electric power network or a communications network.
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A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.
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A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.
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(computing) A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, such structures being known as a computational grid or simply grid computing, and used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).
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(cartography) A method of marking off maps into areas.
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(motor racing) The pattern of starting positions of the drivers for a race.
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(electronics) The third (higher) electrode of a vacuum tube (triode or higher).
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To mark with a grid.
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To assign a reference grid to.
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(pathology, obsolete) Gay-related immunodeficiency — former name of AIDS.
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The definition of a grid is a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines spaced out at regular intervals, forming squares or rectangles.

The lines on graph paper are an example of a grid.

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Origin of grid

From a shortening of griddle or gridiron