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"grid" in British English

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gridnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡrɪd/
  • grid noun [C] (PATTERN/STRUCTURE)

a ​pattern or ​structure made from ​horizontal and ​verticallinescrossing each other to ​formsquares: A ​metal grid had been ​placed over the ​hole to ​preventpeople from ​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 ​powerstationsacross a ​region: the ​national grid
  • grid noun [C] (MAP)

a ​pattern of ​squares with ​numbers or ​letters used to ​findplaces on a ​map
(Definition of grid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grid" in American English

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gridnoun [C]

 us   /ɡrɪd/
a ​pattern of ​horizontal and ​verticallines that cross each other to make a set of ​squares A grid is also a ​system of ​wires through which ​electricity is ​connected to different ​parts of a ​region: a ​power grid
(Definition of grid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grid" in Business English

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gridnoun

uk   us   /ɡrɪd/
[C] a ​system of ​wires for ​supplying electricity across a large ​region, country, etc.: The ​national grid is one of the world's largest ​utilities.
[U] IT →  grid computing
[C] a ​pattern or ​structure made from ​horizontal and ​verticallinescrossing each other to ​formsquares: A grid ​system is the ​foundation of any ​soliddesign. Find the co-ordinates and grid ​reference for any ​location by simply right-clicking on our ​map.
(Definition of grid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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