a grating of crossed bars; gridiron.
Electronics. an electrode in a vacuum tube, usually consisting of parallel wires, a coil of wire, or a screen, for controlling the flow of electrons between the other electrodes.
Surveying. a basic system of reference lines for a region, consisting of straight lines intersecting at right angles.
a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines, uniformly spaced, for locating points on a map, chart, or aerial photograph by means of a system of coordinates.
Architecture. a rectangular system of coordinates used in locating the principal elements of a plan.
Football. (def 1).
a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points
a grating consisting of parallel bars
the grid, the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc, by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed
(NZ) short for national grid
(electronics) Also called control grid
See starting grid
a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance
any interconnecting system of links: the bus service formed a grid across the country
Northern English dialect word for face
1839, shortening of gridiron. City planning sense is from 1954 (hence gridlock). Meaning “network of transmission lines” first recorded 1926.
: the grid squad/ gridiron victories
A football field
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[grahy-zuh n] /ˈgraɪ zən/ noun 1. a hydrothermally altered rock of granitic texture composed chiefly of quartz and mica, common in the tin mines of Europe. /ˈɡraɪzən/ noun 1. a light-coloured metamorphic rock consisting mainly of quartz, white mica, and topaz formed by the pneumatolysis of granite
[grey, greyzh] /greɪ, greɪʒ/ noun 1. Textiles. . adjective 2. unbleached and undyed: greige linen. /ɡreɪʒ/ adjective 1. (of a fabric or material) not yet dyed noun 2. an unbleached or undyed cloth or yarn noun See gray goods
noun, Electronics. 1. that part of a circuit that contains the cathode and the grid of a vacuum tube.
- Grid computing
noun a large system of networked computers whose processing power used to solve difficult and time-consuming problems Usage Note computing