Meaning of GRID in English

■ noun

1》 a framework of spaced bars that are parallel to or cross each other.

2》 a network of lines that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles.

↘a numbered ~ on a map that enables a place to be precisely located.

3》 a network of cables or pipes for distributing power, especially high-voltage electricity.

↘a number of computers linked together via the Internet so that their combined power may be harnessed.

4》 a pattern of lines marking the starting places on a motor-racing track.

5》 Electronics an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a thermionic valve or cathode ray tube, serving to control or modulate the flow of electrons.

■ verb [usu. as adjective ~ded ] put into or set out as a ~.


C19: back-form. from ~iron .

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