Meaning of LATTICE in English



Pronunciation: ' la-t ə s

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English latis, from Anglo-French latiz

Date: 14th century

1 a : a framework or structure of crossed wood or metal strips b : a window, door, or gate having a lattice c : a network or design resembling a lattice

2 : a regular geometrical arrangement of points or objects over an area or in space specifically : the arrangement of atoms in a crystal

3 : a mathematical set that has some elements ordered and that is such that for any two elements there exists a greatest element in the subset of all elements less than or equal to both and a least element in the subset of all elements greater than or equal to both

– lattice transitive verb

– lat · ticed \ -tist \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.