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graticule Syllabification: grat·i·cule
Pronunciation: /ˈɡradəˌkyo͞ol/

Definition of graticule in English:


A network of lines representing meridians and parallels, on which a map or plan can be represented.
Example sentences
  • The intimate zone of home is plotted on the abstract graticule of the globe.
  • Triangulation also fixed any specific point within the comprehensive graticule of longitude and latitude that described the shape and size of the globe.
  • The map has no indicator of orientation except the graticule, the latitude and longitude grid.


Late 19th century: from French, from medieval Latin graticula 'a little grating', from Latin craticula 'gridiron', diminutive of cratis 'hurdle'.

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