Meaning of GRID in English

GRID

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cattle grid

grid computing

National Grid

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

national

It said it would cut the power supply to the national grid if its demands were not met.

For a start it is 40 percent cheaper than electricity from the national grid .

Landcorp, which administered government buildings and land; and Electricorp, which operated the power stations and the national grid .

In the 17-month period from March 1980 to August 1981 alone, 15 units were connected to the national grid .

Labour would also take control of the national electricity grid , making it responsibility for energy saving.

Isobel Drury, of the society, warned against plans to solve water shortages through a national grid or local water grids.

Dounreay was chosen because it possesses cable links to the national grid and a suitable coastal site.

The plant will generate around 30 megawatts of electricity, which will be fed into the national grid .

■ NOUN

electricity

The power supply will come easily from the electricity grid .

Labour would also take control of the national electricity grid , making it responsibility for energy saving.

So also the national electricity grids , when these appeared.

pattern

The smaller streets criss-crossed on a grid pattern and the town walls surrounded an eight-sided city.

Sherman had lost track of the grid pattern altogether.

The street system did not accord to a grid pattern .

Once illustrated, each backdrop design had to be overlaid with a precise grid pattern as an aid for the scenic artist.

The machine shop was an enormous shed with machines and work benches laid out in a grid pattern .

The grid pattern of streets was extensively adopted and the areas for religious, civic and private building carefully laid out.

power

Roads, subways, power grids , and dams were constructed; cities were refurbished.

reference

Look out for the grid reference which appears in each accommodation entry.

The Ordnance Survey grid references relate to the maps, with the grid lines 1 kilometre apart.

system

But clinging to the numbered street grid system we found, and flopped into, our riverside home.

As well as the grid system of streets, there is a territorial grid which is equally apparent.

Most published maps use a grid system and the Cartesian reference system in which coordinates are specified as x, y pairs.

This system is not as accurate as either of the grid systems.

■ VERB

start

Indeed, if you only define the four page margins and the paper size you have effectively started to design the grid .

Last week the first kilowatts started trickling into the grid .

use

Ripstop: A construction of fabric using a grid of stronger fibres at regular intervals to improve overall strength.

There might be alternatives to using a grid .

By using a grid marked out on the ground, each point where a reading is taken can be plotted.

Proton magnetometers are usually employed using a grid divided into squares 1 m to 3 m on a side.

The data in Appendix H were digitized manually using an xy grid with coordinate values in the range 0-1000.

Most published maps use a grid system and the Cartesian reference system in which coordinates are specified as x, y pairs.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the National Grid

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a power grid

In many U.S. cities, the streets are organized in a grid .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He would have preferred chess, but Sheldukher could not provide a board, and they both disliked playing on computer grids.

Put some NaOH pellets around the edge and place one grid on each drop, section side down.

Sometimes when you find such a place it makes that grid seem to disappear.

The eerie grid of a city was spread out before him, lit by the chemical yellow of the street lamps.

The electronic zoo consists of a 9m grid coffered slab supported by reinforced columns.

The final category of small towns covers those sites with an apparent element of planning or some form of recognizable street grid .

The resulting uniform frequency of energy allows synchronisation with the national grid .

The tires wailed on the iron grid .

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