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Definition of Grating

Grating

  1. of Grate
  2. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent.
  3. A system of close equidistant and parallel lines lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; -- called also diffraction grating.
  4. The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats.
  5. That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.
  6. A harsh sound caused by attrition.
  7. A system of close equidistant parallel lines or bars, esp. lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction. Gratings have been made with over 40,000 such lines to the inch, but those with a somewhat smaller number give the best definition.

Grating Translations

grating in Dutch is geknars, gekras
grating in German is knirschend, Rasterung
grating in Spanish is irritante
grating in Swedish is galler, gallerverk
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