interference pattern

Compare diffraction.

Origin of interference pattern

First recorded in 1930–35
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interference pattern

  1. An overall pattern that results when two or more waves interfere with each other, generally showing regions of constructive and of destructive interference. Optical interference patterns are analyzed in devices such as interferometers; the acoustic effect of beats is an example of an interference pattern.
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