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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.]
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(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]
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(ˈrɛt ɪ kəl)

also reticule

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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
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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[ˈretɪkl] Nretículo m
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n (Opt) → Messkreuz nt
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I noticed the scantiest necessaries in the way of furniture; a few old prints from books, of Chancellors and barristers, wafered against the wall; and some half-dozen reticles and work-bags, "containing documents," as she informed us.
Housed inside the first focal plane is a mil-dot reticle, which stays relative to the target size throughout the entire magnification range.
THERE ARE SO MANY RETICLE CHOICES these days that it can be difficult navigating through all the options.
The ACRO P-l features a 3.5-MOA red-dot reticle, digital intensity adjustment switches, and an aluminum housing.
Importantly, the presiding judge stated that Gudeng shall not directly or indirectly manufacture, offer for sale, sell, use, or import the infringing Reticle SMIF Pod and other products that will infringe Entegris' rights of R.O.C.
Ideal for low-light conditions, the 3-12x56 is available with or without GPO proprietary iControlTM illumination or the G4 reticle. G4i fiber optic illuminatior technology system powers down the illumination when the electronic module has been stationary for more than three hours.
Aimpoint now makes two sizes of tube-style red dots known for insane battery life, and EOTech makes their big window HWS (Holographic Weapon Sight) with its great 68 MOA circle/dot reticle. The only real differences between the various EOTech models had to do with battery type and night vision capability.
Tec-Sem is a provider of reticle management solutions, with a bare reticle stocker system that can store up to 2,880 reticles and provide inspection and pod transfer capabilities.
The 4a reticle is in the second focal plane, and it features thicker cross wire sections at three, six and nine o'clock--but not at 12 o'clock as you would find on the common plex.
To enable long-distance precision, a scope must have either a holdover-type reticle or a dial-for-distance type elevation turret, and we're here to discuss and argue the advantages and weaknesses of each.