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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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