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1409 - Neve a Milano - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto 28-Dec-2005
A grid, with snow; Photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto

Grid may mean:

Meaning an array of squares or rectangles:

  • Grid plan, a city plan in which streets run at right angles to form a grid
  • Grid reference, a standard method for the location of a point on a map.
  • Grid view or datagrid, a graphical user interface element that presents a tabular view of data
  • Grid graph, in graph theory
  • Grid in typography and page layout: planning a page using a grid of different-sized and -shaped rectangles on computer software
  • Grid (spatial index), a method for organizing information, e.g. in a database

In science, mathematics and technology:

  • Electrical grid:
  • Grid computing, computing model that provides the ability to perform higher throughput computing
  • Mesh (mathematics) or a regular grid or unstructured grid .


In popular culture:

  • The Grid, a late eighties/early nineties electronic dance group
  • The Grid (arcade game), an arcade game released in 2001.
  • The Grid (TV series), a television series produced in 2004
  • Grid (album), the eighth original album by the Japanese band M.O.V.E


  • Grid (computer manufacturer), a laptop manufacturer in the 1980s
  • Grid (Jotun), a giantess in Norse mythology
  • Grid (metaphysics) That which binds all of the metaverses and their contents together

GRID may stand for:

  • BioGRID, a database of biological interactions hosted at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada
  • Gay related immune deficiency (GRID), a name for AIDS until 1982
  • Global Release Identifier (GRid)
  • Group for Rural India Development (GRID)
  • GRID, the short-hand name for an ESRI GRID file

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