graticule


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grat·i·cule

 (gră′tĭ-kyo͞ol′)
n.
1. See reticle.
2. A grid of longitudinal and latitudinal lines, on which maps are drawn.

[French graticule, grid, from Italian graticola, gridiron for broiling food, grid, from Latin crātīcula, small gridiron; see griddle.]

graticule

(ˈɡrætɪˌkjuːl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the grid of intersecting lines, esp of latitude and longitude on which a map is drawn
2. (General Engineering) another name for reticle
3. (General Engineering) a transparent scale in front of a cathode-ray oscilloscope or other measuring instrument
[C19: from French, from Latin crāticula, from crātis wickerwork]

graticule

1. In cartography, a network of lines representing the Earth's parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude.
2. In imagery interpretation, see reticle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graticule - a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
cross hair, cross wire - either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration; "he had the target in his cross hairs"
eyepiece, ocular - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
network - a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
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One of the most popular new features in Surfer 13 is the ability to display latitude/longitude graticule lines over a projected map, allowing users to view their maps and data in various coordinate units.
The height of 10 well orientated villi and their adjoined crypts were measured with a light microscope using a calibrated eyepiece graticule and a computer-assisted, image-analysis system (Pluske et al.
The stereological classification was performed using the Weibel graticule, and the image was superimposed onto the histology slides.
On the other hand, 70% of the maps in this study had neither a graticule nor a north arrow.
HVID should ideally be taken using a slit lamp with an eyepiece graticule, or adjustable slit height; however, in reality a ruler, or adapted rule is commonly used (Figure 1).
1 mm were made using a microscope with an eyepiece graticule and from an enlarged photograph incorporating a scale bar.
Measurements were taken with a graticule eye piece on a [R]Leica Wild M3Z binocular microscope, calibrated with a 0.
Specific topics include text material and typography, the Earth's graticule and projections, multivariate mapping, continuity and change in the computer era, and putting it all together.
Bur while Egeria's account of her journey through the Holy Land may seem antithetical to the critical standards of modem geographical reportage, the idea of space as qualitatively homogeneous, stretched out evenly on a mathematically derived graticule, is an Enlightenment conceit, forged out of the exigencies of early modem commerce.
The length and width of these checks were measured using a transparent Plexiglas ruler and an optical magnifying glass containing a calibrated graticule, respectively.
AmeriLithium currently holds three exploration licenses for the region, comprised of 55 graticule blocks.