grating definition

  • noun:
    • A grill or system of taverns occur a window or door or utilized as a partition; a grate.
    • A diffraction grating.
    • A barrier that parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting environment.
    • A-frame of iron bars to carry a fire
    • A partition, addressing, or framework of synchronous or cross pubs; a latticework resembling a window grate.
    • A system of close equidistant parallel outlines or pubs, esp. outlines ruled in a polished area, used for producing spectra by diffraction; -- labeled as also diffraction grating.
    • The strong wooden lattice accustomed cover a hatch, admitting light and environment; also, a movable Lattice employed for the floors of ships.
    • A harsh sound due to attrition.
    • The work of scrubbing harshly; the harsh sound due to the rasping or scraping of difficult, rough figures; the impression from harsh attrition.
    • A partition or framework of parallel or crossing bars; an open latticework of wood or metal serving as a cover or shield, but admitting light, atmosphere, etc., as with the fair-weather hatches of a ship, the address of the lips of a drain or sewer, etc.
    • In optics: An arrangement of parallel wires in an airplane, designed to produce spectra by diffraction: particularly labeled as a real grating.
    • some good synchronous lines on a surface of cup or polished steel ruled very close together, at price of 10,000 to 20,000, or even 40,000, into the inch: distinctively called a diffraction or diffractive grating.
    • A timber framework composed of beams which cross one another at right sides to guide the foundation of a heavy building in light, free soil.
    • In metallurgy, the work of separating large from small ore. See grate, n.
    • optical product consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves inside; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its range
    • a-frame of metal bars to keep a fire
    • a barrier which includes parallel or entered pubs preventing a passage but admitting atmosphere
  • adjective:
    • harsh and unpleasant
    • That grates; making a harsh noise; harsh.
    • unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • verb:
    • Present participle of grate.
  • others:
    • Harsh; rasping; fretting; irritating: as, grating sounds; a grating temperament.

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