Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument devised by Dove (1847) for demonstrating the formation by interference of the small coronal rings of color seen around any source of light. It consists essentially of a series of close concentric circles scratched by a diamond point on glass. Oertling substituted a rectangular network of straight lines and gave the plate a rapid rotation in its own plane.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.