Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A network of criss-crossing lines, strands, cables or pipes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being reticulated, or netlike; that which is reticulated; network; an organization resembling a net.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being reticulated or netlike; that which is reticulated; a network, or an arrangement of veins, etc., resembling one.
  • n. In ornithology, one of the plates or small scales the assemblage of which makes the tarsus of a bird reticulate; also, the whole set of such plates, and the state of being reticulate: distinguished from scutellation and lamination.
  • n. A method of copying a painting or drawing by the help of threads stretched across a frame so as to form squares, an equal number of proportional squares being made on the canvas or paper on which the copy is to be made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or wrinkles in a photographic emulsion
  • n. an arrangement resembling a net or network

Etymologies

reticule +‎ -ation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Government has constructed what is called a reticulation system which carries water for domestic purposes and for livestock to the farms through pipe lines three hundred and fifty miles long.

    Empire Parliamentary Association Visit to Australia and New Zealand

  • The orthography of the quattrocento musical score is akin to the reticulation of the velo, in which a view (prospettiva) was subdivided into quadrants of information that could more easily be translocated by an artisan from a sketch to a finished work, as Alberti recommends in De pictura.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • The power supply was shut down at the start of the eruption but large sections of the reticulation system was damaged by falling-trees and buildings.

    Volcanic Ash&#151Effects on Power Supply and Mitigation Strategies

  • Water reticulation systems have been easily damaged by lava flows, lahars (which can be caused by rainfall and subsequent erosion of ash into rivers), earthquakes, and ground deformation associated with magma intrusion and eruption.

    Volcanic Ash -- Effects on Water Supply and Mitigation Strategies

  • Work in energy supply and water reticulation everywhere from Daru to Lihir.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » The chocolate fountain.

  • Wastewater treatment works were of particular concern, as well as other sectors, such as water treatment works, water and sewer reticulation, on-site sanitation, some provincial and municipal roads, and some provincial health and education facilities.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill (2006) has gone through the Parliamentary process and should be implemented by now to regulate the provision of reticulation services at distribution level.

    Speech by Themba Mahlaba during the debate on the Minerals & Energy budget vote

  • He said the various economical intervention projects which included water reticulation and sanitation, roads rehabilitation and agricultural projects would promote investment and create opportunities to Mozambicans who lived in the north of the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Bill seeks to empower the Minister to prescribe key performance indicators for municipalities in relation to reticulation services

    October 2007

  • The main object of the Bill is to insert a new Chapter into the Act dealing with the reticulation of electricity by municipalities

    October 2007

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