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lattice

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A wooden lattice
Lattice (algebra)

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From Middle English latis, from Middle French lattis (lathing), from Old French lattis, from latte (a lath), from Frankish *latta (a lath), from Proto-Germanic *lattō(n), *laþþō(n), *laþēn (lath, board), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lat- (beam, log). Cognate with Old High German latta (lath) (German Latte), Old English lætt (lath), Middle Low German lāde (plank, counter, sales counter), German Laden (shop). More at lath.

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lattice (plural lattices)

  1. A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.
  2. (heraldry) A bearing with vertical and horizontal bands.
  3. (crystallography) a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.
  4. (order theory) A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and an infimum.
  5. (group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn.

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lattice (third-person singular simple present lattices, present participle latticing, simple past and past participle latticed)

  1. To make a lattice of.
    to lattice timbers
  2. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
    to lattice a window

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lattice m (plural lattici)

  1. latex

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