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réseau (network, fine lines)

Definition:

a network of fine lines used by astronomers as a reference for measurements on star photographs

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

French

Plural:

réseaus

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

reseau

Etymology:

(as a term in lacemaking): French, literally "net, web"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of réseau...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Réseau

derives from a French word meaning network. In astronomy, a réseau is a network of fine lines on a glass plate, used in photographic telescopes to make a corresponding network on photographs of the stars. The term is used in meteorology to denote a... (44 of 155 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Réseau

Wiktionary:

network | networks [plural] | networked [past tense] | networking [present participle] | réseau [French] | réseaux [French, plural]

A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals. | Any interconnected group or system | A directory of people maintained for their advancement | [broadcasting] A group of affiliated television stations that... (35 of 105 words, 8 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/network

Oxford Dictionary:

réseau | réseaux [pronunc. same, plural] | reseau

a network or grid | a plain net ground used in lacemaking. | a reference marking pattern on a photograph, used in astronomy and surveying. | a spy or ... (26 of 83 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/réseau

Random House Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | reseaus [plural] | réseau [sense-specific]

a network. | a netted or meshed ground in lace. | [astronomy] a network of fine lines on a glass plate, used in a photographic telescope to produce a ... (27 of 81 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reseau

American Heritage Dictionary:

réseau | réseaus [plural] | reseaus [plural] | réseaux [plural] | reseaux [plural] | reseau [sense-specific]

A net or mesh foundation for lace. | [astronomy] A reference grid of fine lines forming uniform squares on a photographic plate or print, used to aid ... (26 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reseau

New World Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | réseau

a network; specifically, ; a grid of fine lines forming little squares of a ... | a netted ground or meshed foundation in lace (23 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reseau

Collins Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | reseaus [plural]

a mesh background to a lace or other pattern | [astronomy] a network of fine lines cut into a glass plate used as a reference grid on star photographs ... (28 of 239 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reseau

Merriam-Webster:

reseau | reseaux [plural]

a net ground or foundation in lace | a grid photographed by a separate exposure onto a plate containing star images to facilitate astronomical ... (23 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reseau

Columbia Encyclopedia:

network

in computing, two or more computers connected for the purpose of routing, managing, and storing rapidly changing data. A local area network (LAN), ... (23 of 200 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0835291​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

network [countable] | networks [plural]

[computing] a set of computers that are connected to each other so that ... | a system of lines or similar things such as roads or wires that are ... (28 of 186 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/network

network [verb] | networked [past tense] | networking [present participle] | networks [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive] to meet and talk to people in order to receive or give information, especially about business opportunities | [intransitive/transitive, ... (19 of 97 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/network 17

Cambridge Dictionary:

network [entry 1]

a large system consisting of many similar parts that are connected together to allow movement or communication between or along the parts or between ... (24 of 66 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/network 1

network [entry 2]

to connect computers together so that they can share information (10 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/network 2

network [entry 3]

to meet people who might be useful to know, especially in your job (13 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/network 3

Encarta Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | reseaus [plural]

a mesh foundation on which lace is made | a grid of lines photographed onto or cut into a glass plate and used as a reference for astronomical ... (27 of 84 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700691​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

réseau | réseaux [pronunc. same, plural] | reseau

First use: late 16th century

Origin: (as a term in lacemaking): French, literally "net, web"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/réseau

American Heritage Dictionary:

réseau | réseaus [plural] | reseaus [plural] | réseaux [plural] | reseaux [plural]

Origin: French, from Old French reseuil, diminutive of raiz, net, from Latin rēte.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reseau

Wiktionary:

réseau [French] | réseaux [plural]

Origin: rets, or from Old French reiz, rez, from Latin retis.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/réseau

New World Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural]

Origin: French from Old French resel, diminutive of roiz from Vulgar Latin retis, for Latin rete, net: see "retina"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reseau

Collins Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | reseaus [plural]

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French, from Old French resel a little net, from rais net, from Latin rēte

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reseau

Merriam-Webster:

reseau | reseaux [plural]

First use: 1578

Origin: French réseau, literally, network, from Old French resel, diminutive of rais net, from Latin retis, rete

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reseau

Encarta Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | reseaus [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: French réseau "network", later form of Old French reseuil "little net" from raiz "net" from Latin rete

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700691​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

reseau | reseaux [plural] | reseaus [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reseau"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reseau

the Free Dictionary:

reseau

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reseau"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reseau"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "reseau" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reseau

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reseau"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=reseau​01 word=reseau

YourDictionary Audio:

reseau

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reseau" by speech synthesizer

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