What does Lattice mean?

Definitions for Latticeˈlæt ɪs

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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(n.)

    (Crystallography) The arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystal, represented as a repeating arrangement of points in space, each point representing the location of an atom or molecule; called also crystal lattice and space lattice.

  2. Origin: [OE. latis, F. lattis lathwork, fr. latte lath. See Latten, 1st Lath.]


  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

  5. Origin: [OE. latis, F. lattis lathwork, fr. latte lath. See Latten, 1st Lath.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lattice

    lat′is, n. a network of crossed laths or bars, called also Latt′ice-work: anything of lattice-work, as a window: (her.) a bearing of vertical and horizontal bars crossing each other.—v.t. to form into open work: to furnish with a lattice.—ns. Latt′ice-bridge, a bridge with its sides consisting of cross-framing like lattice-work; Latt′ice-gird′er, a girder of which the web consists of diagonal pieces arranged like lattice-work; Latt′ice-leaf, an aquatic plant, native to Madagascar, so called from the singular resemblance of the leaves to open lattice-work—otherwise Lattice-plant, Lace-leaf, Water-yam, or Ouvirandrano.—Red lattice (Shak.), a frame of lattice-work painted red, formerly used to fill the windows of an ale-house. [Fr. lattislatte, a lath.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lattice in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lattice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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