speckle pattern


noun Astronomy.

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.

Nearby words

  1. speciously,
  2. speck,
  3. speckedness,
  4. speckle,
  5. speckle interferometry,
  6. speckled,
  7. speckled trout,
  8. speckled wood,
  9. specs,
  10. spect

Origin of speckle pattern

First recorded in 1960–65

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