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A grid or pattern placed in the eyepiece of an optical instrument, used to establish scale or position. Also called graticule.
[Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]
reticle(ˈrɛtɪkəl) or less commonly
(General Engineering) a network of fine lines, wires, etc, placed in the focal plane of an optical instrument to assist measurement of the size or position of objects under observation. Also called: graticule
[C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net]
ret•i•cle(ˈrɛt ɪ kəl)
a network of fine lines, wires, or the like placed in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument.
[1650–60; < Latin rēticulum little net =rēt- (s. of rēte) net + -i- -i- + -culum -cle1]
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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|Noun||1.||reticle - 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"
network - a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"