Definition of reticulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/


1 [mass noun] A pattern or arrangement of interlacing lines resembling a net: the fish should have a blue back with white reticulation
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  • If exposure is continued and repeated, diffuse interstitial fibrosis will result with medium to coarse reticulation, volume loss, and honeycomb pattern.
  • He picks up the tiny sprig with the half-eaten salamander still perched on it and holds it four inches from his mouth, enumerating the various classifications of the creature: the coloring, the reticulations, the patterns, the species.
  • A complex pattern of reticulations was also obtained by Salas et al. in their networks.
1.1 Photography The formation of a network of wrinkles or cracks in a photographic emulsion: we use long exposures and high temperatures to create print reticulation
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  • With today's modern film emulsions it is very difficult to create reticulation, because manufacturers have gone to great lengths to produce better quality emulsions that can withstand sudden changes in temperature.
  • When using a hardening fixer the emulsion is made more resistant to scratching which again will prevent reticulation on the final wash.
2chiefly Australian /NZ A network of pipes used in irrigation and water supply: [as modifier]: six kilometres of reticulation mains
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  • The bond by the Nkana water company is intended for a water reticulation project in which the company would be building a pipeline from Kitwe to Kalulushi.
  • He advised town councils to pay attention to high water losses through the reticulation system because every litre lost means money lost.
  • The initial contract is a five-year period and includes the maintenance of water reticulation network conveyance and purification, low voltage electrical distribution network, road network and buildings.

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