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English noun: grid

1. grid (cognition) a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines


Broader (hypernym)form, pattern, shape


Narrower (hyponym)Amsler grid, reference grid

2. grid (artifact) a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region


Synonymspower grid, power system


Broader (hypernym)facility, installation


Part holonymelectric main, power cable, power line, power plant, power station, powerhouse


Part meronymbase, infrastructure

3. grid (artifact) a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material


Synonymsstorage-battery grid


Broader (hypernym)plate


Part meronymaccumulator, storage battery

4. grid (artifact) an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube


Synonymscontrol grid


Broader (hypernym)electrode


Part meronymelectron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube

5. grid (artifact) a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat


Synonymsgridiron


Broader (hypernym)cooking utensil, cookware









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