from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grid or pattern placed in the eyepiece of an optical instrument, used to establish scale or position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A grid, network, or crosshatch found in the eyepiece of various optical instruments to aid measurement or alignment
- n. A small net
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small net.
- n. A reticule. See Reticule, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as reticule, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin reticulum, diminutive of Latin rete ("net"). (Wiktionary)