Meaning of LATTICE in English

— latticelike , adj.

/lat"is/ , n. , v. , latticed, latticing .


1. a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.

2. a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.

3. Physics. the structure of fissionable and nonfissionable materials geometrically arranged within a nuclear reactor.

4. Also called Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice . Crystall. an arrangement in space of isolated points (lattice points) in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.

5. Math. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.


6. to furnish with a lattice or latticework.

7. to form into or arrange like latticework.

[ 1350-1400; ME latis lattis, deriv. of latte lath ]

Syn. 1. trellis, grille, screen, grid.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .