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iridescence


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iridescence

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Optical property in which fine colors are produced on a surface by the interference of light that is reflected from both the front and back of a thin film. Things that appear iridescent show rainbow-like luminous colors, and often change color as their positions change.

Variations

iridescent

Narrower Terms

opalescence

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