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Monday word: graticule

graticule (ˈɡrætɪˌkjuːl), noun
1.  The grid of intersecting lines on which a map is drawn (for example, a grid of latitude and longitude).
2.  A grid or pattern in the eyepiece of an optical instrument (such as a gunsight); a reticle.
3.  A scale on transparent material on an instrument, for the location and measurement of objects (for example, the grid on an oscilloscope).

Etymology:  Early 1900s.  From Latin craticula, gridiron or latticework.
Tags: g, latin, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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