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Grating

Grat´ing
n.1.A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent.
2.(Optics) A system of close equidistant parallel lines or bars, esp. lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; - called also diffraction grating.
3.(Naut.) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats.
a.1.That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.
n.1.A harsh sound caused by attrition.
Noun1.grating - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
Synonyms: grate
2.grating - a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
Synonyms: grate
3.grating - optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum
Adj.1.grating - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
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