Origin of moireFr, watered silk ; from mohair
- Fabric, such as silk or rayon, finished so as to have a wavy or rippled surface pattern.
- A similar pattern produced on cloth by engraved rollers.
Origin of moireFrench, from past participle of moirer, to water, from mouaire, moire, moiré fabric, probably alteration of English mohair.
Origin of moireFrench; see moiré.
- Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given.
moire - Computer Definition
Pronounced "mor-ray" and spelled "moirÃ©." In computer graphics, a visible distortion. It results from a variety of conditions; for example, when scanning halftones at a resolution not consistent with the eventual printed resolution or when superimposing curved patterns on one another. Internal monitor misalignment can also be a cause. The term comes from the French "moirer" (to water) and is used to express a rippled, water-like look, which is often a desired artistic effect.