reticulation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reticulation an arrangement resembling a net or network "the reticulation of a leaf","the reticulation of a photographic emulsion"
    • n reticulation (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or wrinkles in a photographic emulsion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reticulation The quality or state of being reticulated, or netlike; that which is reticulated; network; an organization resembling a net. "The particular net you occupy in the great reticulation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reticulation The character of being reticulated or netlike; that which is reticulated; a network, or an arrangement of veins, etc., resembling one.
    • n reticulation In ornithology, one of the plates or small scales the assemblage of which makes the tarsus of a bird reticulate; also, the whole set of such plates, and the state of being reticulate: distinguished from scutellation and lamination. The individual reticulations may be quite regularly six-sided, like the cells of honeycomb, or of various other figures. Reticulation of the sides and back of the tarsus often concurs with scutellation on the front. The impressed lines may be mere creases in uniformly soft integument, somewhat like those of the human palm, or they may separate hard, roughened, or granulated reticulations. It is most characteristic of the feet of wading and swimming birds to show reticulation, and of those of land-birds to be scutellate or laminate, or both.
    • n reticulation A method of copying a painting or drawing by the help of threads stretched across a frame so as to form squares, an equal number of proportional squares being made on the canvas or paper on which the copy is to be made.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reticulation a method of copying a painting by the help of threads stretched across a frame
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. reticulumrete, net.

Usage

In literature:

While the terminations of the placental arteries and veins are spread in fine reticulation on the sides of these cells.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
The square plate had a resistance of 35.5 Siemens units, and the reticulated ring one of 32.5.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884." by Various
Grey olive, with narrow black reticulated lines, leaving large hexagonal spots.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
There were various toys, baskets, and reticules suspended on the hat-stand.
"The Nest in the Honeysuckles, and other Stories" by Various
Look sometimes into yonder sunset sky and the beautiful reticulations drawn darkly against its glowing sheets of color.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
At the side of the body lay a pair of moccasins, a knapsack and an indispensable or reticule.
"Rambles in the Mammoth Cave, during the Year 1844" by Alexander Clark Bullitt
Julia's reticule had been left on a seat under a tree; the witness saw Victor open it, and take out a letter.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 427" by Various
An example of simple reticulated hand weaving is shown in Fig.
"A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament" by William H. Holmes
On section, it presents the appearance of a finely reticulated sponge.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The first thousand is in this reticule.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
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In poetry:

We spread our
wings, reticulating
our air space. A man stands
under us and worries
at his ability to do the same.
"Thirteen Blackbirds Looking at a Man" by R S Thomas

In news:

Caribbean Gardens Director David Tetzlaff introduces 'Kaa', a 9-foot reticulated python during his first ever appearance at the zoo to the visitors attending the 'Serpents: Fangs & Fiction' zoo show.
Reticulated Foams Maximize Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio.
Metal, carbon and ceramic reticulated foams—low-density, permeable structures of cells and continuous ligaments—are available in small quantities to researchers and design engineers.
Reticulated Polyurethane Foam For Medical Devices.
Goodfellow recently announced the availability of metal, carbon and ceramic reticulated foams, which are low-density, permeable structures of cells and continuous ligaments that offer important benefits to researchers and design engineers.
Reticulated Foams Maximize Surface Area -to-Volume Ratio.
Museum of Natural History is launching a baby-naming contest for their latest reticulated giraffe born early last month.
The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce the birth of a Reticulated Giraffe calf.
On Sunday, Sept 2, the Zoo's 13-year-old Reticulated Giraffe "Libby" gave birth to her fourth calf, a male weighing 147 pounds and standing about six feet tall.
Witness Lawan, the deadly eighteen-foot reticulated python.
It doesn't help that the sprint button is sluggish, gun reticules are vague, and the automatic reload is a shambles.
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In science:

However, as it is a novel design, it will be important to acquire operational experience of a MAPS calorimeter. The second fabrication round in 2008 will produce larger sensors of size 20×20mm2 (limited by the size of a standard CMOS reticule without using stitching) in a dedicated run.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
Sous-espaces de dimension finie des espaces de Banach r´eticul´es.
Nigel Kalton's work in isometrical Banach space theory
Reticulate evolution is rare in animals but can occur in plants where hybridization between distinct species and even distinct genera is possible.
Does Meaning Evolve?
Thus reticulate evolution between word meaning is not possible for natural languages.
Does Meaning Evolve?
This naive view of speciation does not always hold, see the remarks on reticulate evolution at the end of §3.1, the difference is more one of degree rather than an absolute, there can be fusion between species.
Does Meaning Evolve?
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