grating

[adj] - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
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Grating

Grat'ing noun [ See 2d Grate.] 1. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent. 2. (Optics) A system of close equidistant and parallel lines lines or bars, especially lines ruled o...
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Grating

Grat'ing adjective [ See Grate to rub harshy.] That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh. -- Grat'ing*ly , adverb
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grating

1. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent. ... 2. (Optics) 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. ... 3...
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grating

gravel adjective unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; `a gravelly voice`
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grating

noun a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
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Grating

• (a.) That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh. • (n.) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats. • (n.) A system of close equidistant and parallel lines lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by di...
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Grating

Shredding cheese, carrots and other hard foods with a grater or food processor attachment.
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Grating

A grating is any regularly spaced collection of essentially identical, parallel, elongated elements. Gratings usually consist of a single set of elongated elements, but can consist of two sets, in which case the second set is usually perpendicular to the first (as illustrated). When the two sets are perpendicular, this is also known as a grid or a...
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Grating

A diffraction grating is an optical component imprinted with a pattern comprised of minute periodic structures or grooves. It is similar to a lens, prism or mirror, as it is used to disperse light in a specific manner conducive to production of a desired image. A reflection grating works in a similar way, dispersing light through wavelength, though...
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Grating

Openwork covering hatches to allow air circulation throughout the ship. Gratings also were used over the galley stove opening to exhaust smoke.
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