Meaning of GRID in English

GRID

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈgrid ]

noun

Etymology: back-formation from gridiron

Date: 1839

1. : grating

2.

a.

(1) : a perforated or ridged metal plate used as a conductor in a storage battery

(2) : an electrode consisting of a mesh or a spiral of fine wire in an electron tube

(3) : a network of conductors for distribution of electric power ; also : a network of radio or television stations

b. : a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map) ; also : something resembling such a network

a road grid

c. : gridiron 3 ; broadly : football

3. : the starting positions of cars on a racecourse

4. : a device in a photocomposer on which are located the characters to be exposed as the text is composed

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.