lattice
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈlæt.ɪs/
Noun

lattice (plural lattices)

  1. A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.
  2. (heraldry) A bearing with vertical and horizontal bands that cross each other.
  3. (crystallography) A regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.
  4. (group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which is isomorphic to Zn (considered as an additive group) and spans the real vector space Rn.
  5. (music) A model of the tuning relationships of a just intonation system, comprising an array of points in a periodic multidimensional pattern.
  6. (topology, Lie theory) A discrete subgroup L of a given locally compact group G whose quotient space G/L has finite invariant measure.
  7. (algebra, order theory) A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and a unique infimum.
Synonyms
  • (flat panel constructed with strips of wood or other material) latticework
Translations Translations Translations Verb

lattice (lattices, present participle latticing; past and past participle latticed)

  1. To make a lattice of.
    to lattice timbers
  2. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
    to lattice a window



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