Grid

Grid

(grd), n. 1. A grating of thin parallel bars, similar to a gridiron.
[1913 Webster]

2. (Elec.) A plate or sheet of lead with perforations, or other irregularities of surface, by which the active material of a secondary battery or accumulator is supported.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Electronics) a mesh or coil of fine wire in an electron tube, connected to the circuit so as to regulate the current passing through the tube.
[PJC]

4. any network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines; -- they are used, for example, as reference coordinates to locate objects or places on a map.
[PJC]

5. anything resembling a grid{4}, as the Manhattan street grid. See also gridlock.
[PJC]

6. a network of connected conductors for distributing electrical power, especially one using high-tension lines for wide geographic distribution of power; as, the Northeast power grid.
[PJC]

7. (Football) the gridiron.
[PJC]

 

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