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speckle pattern

noun, Astronomy.
1.
the visual appearance of a star as viewed through a large telescope, with irregularities caused by the distorting effect of local turbulence in the earth's atmosphere.
Origin of speckle pattern
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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