# lattice

lattice
/lat"is/, n., v., latticed, latticing.
n.
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.
v.t.
6. to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
7. to form into or arrange like latticework.
[1350-1400; ME latis < MF lattis, deriv. of latte lath < Gmc; see LATH]
Syn. 1. trellis, grille, screen, grid.

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• Lattice — may refer to: In art and design: Latticework an ornamental criss crossed framework, an arrangement of crossing laths or other thin strips of material Lattice (pastry) In engineering: A lattice shape truss structure In mathematics: Lattice (order) …   Wikipedia

• Lattice — Lat tice, n. [OE. latis, F. lattis lathwork, fr. latte lath. See {Latten}, 1st {Lath}.] 1. Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material, made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin strips, with another series at a diagonal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Lattice — Lat tice, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Latticed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Latticing}.] 1. To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers. [1913 Webster] 2. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Lattice C — (according to its author, Lattice, Incorporated) was the first C compiler for MS DOS on the IBM PC, in 1982. It was ported to many other platforms, such as mainframes (MVS), minicomputers (VMS), workstations (UNIX), OS/2, the Commodore Amiga,… …   Wikipedia

• lattice — [lat′is] n. [ME latis < OFr lattis < latte < MHG < OHG latta: see LATH] 1. an openwork structure of crossed strips or bars of wood, metal, etc. used as a screen, support, etc. 2. something resembling or suggesting such a structure 3.… …   English World dictionary

• Lattice — bezeichnet: eine Filtermethode Latticefilter eine Elektronikfirma, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation das englische Wort für Gitter das Softwareunternehmen Lattice, Incorporated (u.a. Autor von Lattice C) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• Lattice C — (nach seinem Hersteller, Lattice, Incorporated) war 1982 der erste C Übersetzer (Compiler) für MS DOS auf dem IBM Personal Computer. Der Compiler wurde auf viele andere Plattformen portiert, wie zum Beispiel Mainframe Computer (MVS), Minicomputer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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• lattice — [latis] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; mot angl. « treillis ». ❖ ♦ (Anglic.). Math., log. Treillis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

• lattice — v. latice …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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