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grating

short for diffraction grating.

grating

[′grād·iŋ]
(electromagnetism)
An arrangement of fine, parallel wires used in waveguides to pass only a certain type of wave.
An arrangement of crossed metal ribs or wires that acts as a reflector for a microwave antenna and offers minimum wind resistance.
(spectroscopy)

grating

1. A grate; also see coke grating.
2. A grille.
3. Same as grillage.
References in classic literature ?
Now he clenched his hands, looking as if he would try to break through the grating.
It seemed to me that I never had heard the town clock strike before, not the evening sounds of the village; for we slept with the windows open, which were inside the grating.
Being in this disconsolate state, I heard, or at least thought I heard, some kind of grating noise on that side of my box where the staples were fixed; and soon after I began to fancy that the box was pulled or towed along the sea; for I now and then felt a sort of tugging, which made the waves rise near the tops of my windows, leaving me almost in the dark.
As he passed out, he used to look with wonder at the black confessionals and long to sit in the dim shadow of one of them and listen to men and women whispering through the worn grating the true story of their lives.
And what was that scratching, scraping, grating sound which it brought with it?
Next morning he could see through the iron grating in front of his little window how the people were hurrying out of the town to see him hanged.
The king will grant it very readily, and the knight will courteously kiss his hands for the favour done to him; and that night he will take leave of his lady the princess at the grating of the chamber where she sleeps, which looks upon a garden, and at which he has already many times conversed with her, the go-between and confidante in the matter being a damsel much trusted by the princess.
It was late in the night when I was awakened by the grating sound of curtain rings drawn sharply over the metal rods.
Its immense weight caused an unusually sharp grating sound, as it moved upon its hinges.
Then slowly they retreated but this time with a strange grating sound and finally they disappeared in some black and distant recess of my dungeon.
A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back.
I heard the keel grating against the rough calcareous bottom of the coral reef.