Motif vs Lattice - What's the difference?

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In context|crystallography|lang=en terms the difference between motif and lattice

is that motif is (crystallography) the physical object or objects repeated at each point of a lattice usually atoms or molecules while lattice is (crystallography) a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.

As nouns the difference between motif and lattice

is that motif is a recurring or dominant element; a theme while lattice is a flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.

As a verb lattice is

to make a lattice of.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

motif

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A recurring or dominant element; a theme.
  • See how the artist repeats the scroll motif throughout the work?
  • (music) A short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work
  • A decorative figure that is repeated in a design
  • (crystallography) The physical object or objects repeated at each point of a lattice. Usually atoms or molecules.
  • A basic element of a move in terms of why the piece moves and how it supports the fulfilment of a stipulation.
  • (biochemistry) In a nucleotide or amino-acid sequence, pattern that is widespread and has, or is conjectured to have, a biological significance.
  • lattice

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.
  • (heraldry) A bearing with vertical and horizontal bands.
  • (crystallography) a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.
  • (order theory) A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and an infimum.
  • (group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn.
  • Synonyms

    * latticework

    Hyponyms

    * (algebra) complete lattice * (algebra) distributive lattice

    Hypernyms

    * (algebra) partially ordered set

    Derived terms

    * Boolean lattice * complete lattice * crystal lattice * distributive lattice * lattice bridge * lattice girder * lattice energy * lattice plant * lattice point * lattice window * semilattice * space lattice

    See also

    * grid

    Verb

    (lattic)
  • To make a lattice of.
  • to lattice timbers
  • To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
  • to lattice a window

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