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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The contact lens centration can be measured easily using the slip lamp and the graticule, but an even more specific way to evaluate the placement of the optics is to use a corneal topographer.
The area of new bone formation was quantified with the aid of an ocular micrometer, having a graticule with 121 points and an objective of four, covering the entire length of the defect.
Samples were conducted in accordance with the aceton/triacetin method and then expressed as concentrations of fibrous materials (in f/cc) at a magnification of 400 times by phase contrast microscopy (PCM) inserted into the Walton-Beckett eyepiece graticule (Lange, 2001).
Sections were examined by using calibrating ocular graticule for the number and diameter of primary, antral and atretic follicles and number and size of the ovarian cysts, by the method described earlier.
The number of divisions was counted on linear graticule mounted on ocular micrometer and was multiplied with calibration factor.
The 50m scale graticule in the bottom right corner of Figure 2 was about 1.
All the illustrations were made by ocular graticule Stereo-Binocular microscope.
For this purpose, the necrotic surface area was estimated by using graticule (Olympus, Japan) on tumor slides.
The Earth's poles, parallels, planes and circles of longitude and latitude are defined, and their own interconnections within the graticule as well as their relationship to the seasons are explained.
Volumetric ratios of the components of the testicular parenchyma were established by the point counting method at 400x magnification using an optical microscope fitted with a 121-point eyepiece graticule.
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.
Measurements (Tables 1 and 2) were made under 5-25 x magnification with a digital stage and a graticule eyepiece.