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moiré effect

noun Optics.

the appearance, when two regularly spaced sets of lines are superimposed, of a new set of lines (moiré pattern) passing through the points where the original lines cross at small angles.


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Nearby words

moil, moira, moirai, moire, moiré, moiré effect, moiseivich, moiseyev, moism, moissan, moist

Origin of moiré effect

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019