An interference pattern produced when light is blocked or reflected by a regularly spaced repetitive design such as a grid. The moiré effect can often be seen on television, such as when the camera films clothing with parallel lines and the image becomes rippled.
Synonyms and Related Terms
moire effect; moire pattern; Moiré-Effekt (Deut.); moire (It.); moiré-patroon (Ned.);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- ASTM, Standard Terminology of Microscopy, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 14, General Methods and Instrumentation, ASTM, E175, 75-78, May 1982
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moir%C3%A9_pattern (Accessed Sept. 20, 2005)
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- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998