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grid

noun [C] uk   /ɡrɪd/ us  

grid noun [C] (PATTERN/STRUCTURE)

a pattern or structure made from horizontal and vertical lines crossing each other to form squares: A metal grid had been placed across the hole to stop people falling in. In Barcelona the streets are laid out in/on a grid system.
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grid noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

a system of wires through which electricity is connected to different power stations across a region: the national grid

grid noun [C] (MAP)

a pattern of squares with numbers or letters used to find places on a map
(Definition of grid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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