in·​ter·​fer·​o·​gram ˌin-tər-ˈfir-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce interferogram (audio)
: a photographic record made by an apparatus for recording optical interference phenomena

Examples of interferogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By combining measurements of the same area obtained at different times to form interferograms, scientists can determine whether there were subtle changes in elevation in the area, such as rising sea levels or deforestation, during the intervening time period. IEEE Spectrum, 30 June 2023 The interference measurements in each telescope can be recorded and later used to reconstruct an interferogram. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 19 Apr. 2021 The light recombines on the other side of the barrier, creating an interference pattern of bright and dark stripes, also known as an interferogram. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interferogram was in 1921

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“Interferogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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