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reticle (n.)

1650s, "a little (casting) net," in many specific or extended senses, from Latin reticulum "little net," a double diminutive of rete "net" (see rete; it also is a doublet of reticule).

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Definitions of reticle from WordNet

reticle (n.)
a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument;
Synonyms: reticule / graticule
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