Meaning of “grid reference” in the English Dictionary

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"grid reference" in British English

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grid referencenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡrɪd ˌref.ər.əns/ us /ˈɡrɪd ˌref.ɚ.əns/

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?

(Definition of “grid reference” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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