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Newton's rings
Word Origin
plural noun
,
Optics.
1.
the pattern of light interference produced by the contact of the convex surface of a lens with a plane glass plate, appearing as a series of concentric, alternately bright and dark rings, which are colored if the light source is white.
Origin of
Newton's rings
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1825-1835
1825-35;
after I.
Newton
, who discovered them
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