Definitions for Latticeˈlæt ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lat•ticeˈlæt ɪs(n.; v.)-ticed, -tic•ing.

  1. (n.)a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usu. arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.

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

    Category: Building Trades

  3. an arrangement in space of isolated points in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.

    Category: Crystallography

  4. 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.

    Category: Math

  5. (v.t.)to furnish with a lattice or latticework.

    Category: Building Trades

  6. to form into a lattice.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of lattice:

1350–1400; ME latis < MF lattis, der. of latte lath < Gmc; see lath

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lattice(noun)

    an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions

  2. wicket, lattice, grille(noun)

    small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

  3. lattice, latticework, fretwork(noun)

    framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal


  1. lattice(Noun)

    A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.

  2. lattice(Noun)

    a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.

  3. lattice(Noun)

    A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and an infimum.

  4. lattice(Noun)

    A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn.

  5. Origin: From latis, from lattis, from lattis, from latte, of origin, from *, from lattō(n), from (s)lat-. Cognate with latta, lætt, lade, Laden. More at lath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lattice(noun)

    any work of wood or metal, made by crossing laths, or thin strips, and forming a network; as, the lattice of a window; -- called also latticework

  2. Lattice(noun)

    the representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal

  3. Lattice(verb)

    to make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers

  4. Lattice(verb)

    to close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window


  1. Lattice

    In mathematics, a lattice is a partially ordered set in which any two elements have a supremum and an infimum. Lattices can also be characterized as algebraic structures satisfying certain axiomatic identities. Since the two definitions are equivalent, lattice theory draws on both order theory and universal algebra. Semilattices include lattices, which in turn include Heyting and Boolean algebras. These "lattice-like" structures all admit order-theoretic as well as algebraic descriptions.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. lattice

    A network of intersecting positional lines printed on a map or chart from which a fix may be obtained.

Anagrams of Lattice

  1. tactile

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