moiré pattern

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Etymology[edit]

French of watered silk

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moiré pattern (plural moiré patterns)

  1. an optical effect formed when one family of curves is superposed on another, the lines of the overlapping figures crossing at an ange less than about 45°; the moiré lines are then the locus of the points of intersection

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