graticule vs reticle what difference

what is difference between graticule and reticle

English

Etymology

French, from Latin crāticula, diminutive form of crātis.

Noun

graticule (plural graticules)

  1. A grid of horizontal and vertical lines.
  2. (specifically, optics, Britain) A reticle.
  3. (specifically, geography) The network of lines of latitude and longitude that make up a coordinate system such as the one used for the Earth.
  4. A nearly square or nearly rectangular region created by a graticule.

Translations

Anagrams

  • curtilage, cutigeral

French

Pronunciation

Noun

graticule m (plural graticules)

  1. graticule


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin reticulum, diminutive of Latin rete (net). Doublet of reticulum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛtɪkəl/

Noun

reticle (plural reticles)

  1. A grid, network, or crosshatch found in the eyepiece of various optical instruments to aid measurement or alignment
  2. (obsolete) Alternative form of reticule (a little bag)
    • 1833, Francis Vesey, A General Digested Table and Index of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, vol. 20, page ix:
      On the following day Mrs. Kent went into the bed-room; and laid a reticle, which contained the money, upon her bed; and afterwards returned into the sitting-room; leaving the door between that and the bed-room open. After she had remained in the sitting-room about five minutes, she sent Miss S. for the reticle; and it was not to be found.

Usage notes

Used in form “have somebody or something in one’s reticle”, meaning “to be targeting somebody or something”.

Related terms

  • graticule
  • Reticulum
  • reticule

Translations

Anagrams

  • clerite, tercile, tiercel

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