There are 2 definitions of grating in English:

grating1

Syllabification: grat·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈgrātiNG
 
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adjective

Derivatives

gratingly

adverb
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  • Secondly and most gratingly, the immediate acknowledging of possible objectionability after you have done or said something potentially offensive does not actually neutralise your action.
  • An overly facile change of heart here, an incongruous turn in the plot there - it's just enough to make us gratingly aware that the filmmakers ran out of patience or ingenuity.
  • The worldliness of her books can be gratingly self-conscious at times, but it's never snotty.

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There are 2 definitions of grating in English:

grating2

Syllabification: grat·ing
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈgrātiNG/

noun

  • 1A framework of parallel or crossed bars, typically preventing access through an opening while permitting communication or ventilation.
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    • Suddenly, something thudded against the grating that covered the opening.
    • A welded grating prevents anyone from straying deeper into the adjoining caves.
    • Toilet cubicles will need to be more spacious than usual, and gratings fitted to the floors to prevent accidental flooding.
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  • 1.1 (also diffraction grating) Optics A set of equally spaced parallel wires, or a surface ruled with equally spaced parallel lines, used to produce spectra by diffraction.
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    • The etched etalon filter used in our single mode design has broader spectral characteristics than the gratings used in a typical DFB laser, which makes it less effective at filtering off-peak wavelengths.
    • For narrow spectral bandwidth gratings, dimensional variations must be minimized or compensated, and the grating is apodized by both a.c. and d.c. variations in writing beams at a net constant power.
    • Seminal work on the diffraction grating was done by Joseph von Fraunhofer beginning in 1821, who demonstrated that the gratings could produce spectra of unprecedented quality.

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