Pylon vs Grid - What's the difference?

pylon | grid |

As nouns the difference between pylon and grid

is that pylon is pylon (traffic cone) while grid is (disease|obsolete) gay-related immunodeficiency — former name of aids.




(en noun)
  • A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
  • A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (aviation)  A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
  • An obelisk.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author= , title=The Washington Monument , volume=100, issue=1, page=16 , magazine= citation , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • A traffic cone.
  • (American football)  An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.
  • grid


    (wikipedia grid)


    (en noun)
  • A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.
  • A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.
  • * (movie)
  • You can't turn off the building from here; you have to shut down the whole grid .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Out of the gloom , passage=[Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid'. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national ' grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.}}
  • (computing) A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, such structures being known as a computational grid or simply grid computing, and used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).
  • (cartography) A method of marking off maps into areas.
  • (motor racing) The pattern of starting positions of the drivers for a race.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Andrew Benson, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win , passage=McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fought up from the back of the grid to eighth, with team-mate Jenson Button taking ninth.}}
  • (electronics) The third (or higher) electrode of a vacuum tube (triode or higher).
  • Derived terms

    * gridlock * grid reference * national grid * numerical grid * off the grid * supergrid * grid point

    See also

    * square * rectangle * lattice * reticulum


  • To mark with a grid.
  • To assign a reference grid to.
  • Anagrams

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