moire definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French watered silk ; from mohair
moire definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French; see moiré.
- 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: French, from past participle of moirer, to water, from mouaire, moire, moiré fabric, probably alteration of English mohair.
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.