Moiré pattern

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Moiré pattern


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
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998