in·​ter·​fer·​o·​gram | \ ˌin-tər-ˈfir-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce interferogram (audio) , ˌin-tə- \

Definition of interferogram

: a photographic record made by an apparatus for recording optical interference phenomena

Examples of interferogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Interferogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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