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English definition of “grid reference”

grid reference

noun [C] uk   us  
a position on a map that has been divided into squares by numbered lines going from one side to the other and from top to bottom so that you can find places easily on it: What's the grid reference of the village on this map?Maps and map-making
(Definition of grid reference from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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