from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An open framework made of strips of metal, wood, or similar material overlapped or overlaid in a regular, usually crisscross pattern.
- n. A structure, such as a window, screen, or trellis, made of or containing such a framework.
- n. Something, such as a decorative motif or heraldic bearing, that resembles an open, patterned framework.
- n. Physics 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.
- n. Physics The spatial arrangement of fissionable and nonfissionable materials in a nuclear reactor.
- transitive v. To construct or furnish with a lattice or latticework.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.
- n. a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.
- n. A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and an infimum.
- n. A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn.
- v. To make a lattice of.
- v. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material, made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin strips, with another series at a diagonal angle, and forming a network with openings between the strips; ; -- called also latticework.
- n. The representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal.
- n. The arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystal, represented as a repeating arrangement of points in space, each point representing the location of an atom or molecule; called also crystal lattice and space lattice.
- intransitive v. To make a lattice of.
- intransitive v. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To furnish with a lattice.
- To give the form or appearance of a lattice to.
- n. Work with open spaces formed by crossing, interlacing, or joining laths, bars, or rods of wood or metal.
- n. Anything made of or covered with strips interwoven so as to form a sortof network; specifically, a window, window-blind, or screen made of laths or strips which cross one another like network, so as to leave open interstices.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a series of perpendicular and horizontal strips crossing one another over the field or a part of it.
- n. In textile-manuf., an apron or a conveyer made of laths or slats, and designed to carry material into a machine or from one machine to another.
- n. In mathematics, a net made of straight lines, vertical and horizontal, and inclosing rectangular compartments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
- n. framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
- n. small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
Clear leaves dot the flowers while daffodil crystals twine like flowery serpents through the black satin lattice framework.
And no, we can't just let the system settle into its lowest-energy state and see what results; their proof only works if the lattice is infinitely large.
Two face-centred cubic lattices can also interpenetrate in such a way that every point belonging to the one lattice is at the centre of gravity of a tetrahedron whose vertices are points belonging to the other lattice.
But a new paradigm is taking over, one that looks less like a ladder and more like a "lattice" -- a shape that allows for stepping off and stepping back on, caretaking for children and aging parents, working non-traditional hours, taking detours into various fields, developing various skills etc.
There was no mistaking it, it was a "lattice" -- a real one, with old bluish panes set in sturdy black moldings, not the stage variety made of plate glass and papier-mache that he had seen in the sham cottage of aesthetic suburbs at home.
In mathematics, a lattice is a multidimensional structure that extends infinitely in any direction.
My ophthalmologist said that I had a common condition called lattice thinning, likely in part hereditary, which would make me more susceptible to a retinal tear.
The lattice is His love and His word the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the framework - and the vines are my identity in Christ.
It seems that heat is propagated not by the movement of energetic electrons—in solids of ionic- or covalent-bonded compounds, the electrons are not free to move—but by the vibration of individual molecules or a portion of the lattice, which is transferred to neighboring areas.
When Cadfael again made his way along the headland, the lattice was a lattice no longer, but a small square opening under the eaves, and the dislodged slats lay cushioned in the thick grass below.