Combined or mixed together so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable.
In physics, the phenomenon of two or more wave motions interacting and combining to produce a resultant wave of larger or smaller amplitude (depending on whether the combining waves are in or out of phase with each other).
Interference of white light (multiwavelength) results in spectral colored fringes; for example, the iridescent colors of oil films seen on water or soap bubbles (demonstrated by Newton's rings). Interference of sound waves of similar frequency produces the phenomenon of beats, often used by musicians when tuning an instrument. With monochromatic light (of a single wavelength), interference produces patterns of light and dark bands. This is the basis of holography, for example. Interferometry can also be applied to radio waves, and is a powerful tool in modern astronomy.
1. The act or state of interfering
2. The mutual influence, under certain conditions, of two streams of light, or series of pulsations of sound, or, generally, two waves or vibrations of any kind.
3. Confusion or comingling of incompatible forces
1. Noise or other external signals that affect the performance of a communications channel.
2. Electromagnetic signals that can disturb radio or television reception. The signals can be generated naturally, as in lightning, or by electronic devices, such as computers.
ETYM AS. blendan, from blind blind. Related to Blind.
In illustration and other graphics software, to create a new combined graphic from two or more separate graphic elements. Photos, art, colors, shapes, and text may be blended together digitally. Graphic elements may be blended for artistic effect, or may be realistic enough to appear as a single photo or graphic.
1. To blend or harmonize; SYN. go, blend in.
2. To combine into one; SYN. intermix, immingle, intermingle.
3. To mix together different elements; SYN. mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge.
1. To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure.
2. To flirt with or seek the affection of
1. To announce for a score; of cards in a card game.
2. To declare or announce (a card or combination of cards) for a score in a card game especially by placing face up on the table
3. To declare a card or combination of cards as a meld
To get involved or mixed-up with
1. To adjust the pitch (of pianos).
2. To harden by reheating and cooling in oil; SYN. harden.
3. To make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; SYN. season.