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Definitions for reticle
ˈrɛt ɪ kəlret·i·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reticle, reticule, graticulenoun

    a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument

Wiktionary

  1. reticlenoun

    A grid, network, or crosshatch found in the eyepiece of various optical instruments to aid measurement or alignment

  2. reticlenoun

    A small net

  3. Etymology: From later Latin reticulum, diminutive of rete ‘net’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reticlenoun

    A small net. Dict.

    Etymology: reticulum, Lat.

Wikipedia

  1. Reticle

    A reticle, or reticule also known as a graticule, is a pattern of fine lines or markings built into the eyepiece of an optical device such as a telescopic sight, spotting scope, theodolite, optical microscope or the screen of an oscilloscope, to provide measurement references during visual inspections. Today, engraved lines or embedded fibers may be replaced by a digital image superimposed on a screen or eyepiece. Both terms may be used to describe any set of patterns used for aiding visual measurements and calibrations, but in modern use reticle is most commonly used for weapon sights, while graticule is more widely used for non-weapon measuring instruments such as oscilloscope display, astronomic telescopes, microscopes and slides, surveying instruments and other similar devices. There are many variations of reticle pattern; this article concerns itself mainly with the most rudimentary reticle: the crosshair. Crosshairs are typically represented as a pair of perpendicularly intersecting lines in the shape of a cross, "+", though many variations of additional features exist including dots, posts, concentric circles/horseshoes, chevrons, graduated markings, or a combination of above. Most commonly associated with telescopic sights for aiming firearms, crosshairs are also common in optical instruments used for astronomy and surveying, and are also popular in graphical user interfaces as a precision pointer. The reticle is said to have been invented by Robert Hooke, and dates to the 17th century. Another candidate as inventor is the amateur astronomer William Gascoigne, who predated Hooke.

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  1. reticle

    A reticle is a network of fine lines, dots, or crosshairs at the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument, used to measure or align something being viewed. It is commonly used in equipment such as telescopes, microscopes, or gunsights.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reticlenoun

    a small net

  2. Reticlenoun

    a reticule. See Reticule, 2

  3. Etymology: [See Reticule.]

Wikidata

  1. Reticle

    A reticle, or reticule, also known as a graticule, is a net of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of a sighting device, such as a telescope, a telescopic sight, a microscope, or the screen of an oscilloscope. Today, engraved lines or embedded fibers may be replaced by a computer-generated image superimposed on a screen or eyepiece. Both terms may be used to describe any set of lines used for optical measurement, but in modern use reticle is most commonly used for gunsights and such, while graticule is more widely used for the covers of oscilloscopes and similar roles. There are many variations of reticles; this article concerns itself mainly with a simple reticle: crosshairs. Crosshairs are most commonly represented as intersecting lines in the shape of a cross, "+", though many variations exist, including dots, posts, circles, scales, chevrons, or a combination of these. Most commonly associated with telescopic sights for aiming firearms, crosshairs are also common in optical instruments used for astronomy and surveying, and are also popular in graphical user interfaces as a precision pointer. The reticle is said to have been invented by Robert Hooke, and dates to the 17th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reticle

    ret′i-kl, n. Same as Reticule.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. reticle

    A mark such as a cross or a system of lines lying in the image plane of a viewing apparatus. It may be used singly as a reference mark on certain types of monocular instruments or as one of a pair to form a floating mark as in certain types of stereoscopes. See also graticule.

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  1. tercile

  2. tiercel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reticle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reticle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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