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speck·le

 (spĕk′əl)
n.
A speck or small spot, as a natural dot of color on skin, plumage, or foliage.

[Middle English spakle.]

speck′le v.

speckle

(ˈspɛkəl)
n
a small or slight mark usually of a contrasting colour, as on the skin, a bird's plumage, or eggs
vb
(tr) to mark with or as if with speckles
[C15: from Middle Dutch spekkel; see speck]
ˈspeckled adj

speck•le

(ˈspɛk əl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. a small speck, spot, or mark.
2. speckled coloring or marking.
v.t.
3. to mark with or as if with speckles.
[1400–50; probably < Middle Dutch spekkel, akin to speck]

speckle


Past participle: speckled
Gerund: speckling

Imperative
speckle
speckle
Present
I speckle
you speckle
he/she/it speckles
we speckle
you speckle
they speckle
Preterite
I speckled
you speckled
he/she/it speckled
we speckled
you speckled
they speckled
Present Continuous
I am speckling
you are speckling
he/she/it is speckling
we are speckling
you are speckling
they are speckling
Present Perfect
I have speckled
you have speckled
he/she/it has speckled
we have speckled
you have speckled
they have speckled
Past Continuous
I was speckling
you were speckling
he/she/it was speckling
we were speckling
you were speckling
they were speckling
Past Perfect
I had speckled
you had speckled
he/she/it had speckled
we had speckled
you had speckled
they had speckled
Future
I will speckle
you will speckle
he/she/it will speckle
we will speckle
you will speckle
they will speckle
Future Perfect
I will have speckled
you will have speckled
he/she/it will have speckled
we will have speckled
you will have speckled
they will have speckled
Future Continuous
I will be speckling
you will be speckling
he/she/it will be speckling
we will be speckling
you will be speckling
they will be speckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been speckling
you have been speckling
he/she/it has been speckling
we have been speckling
you have been speckling
they have been speckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been speckling
you will have been speckling
he/she/it will have been speckling
we will have been speckling
you will have been speckling
they will have been speckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been speckling
you had been speckling
he/she/it had been speckling
we had been speckling
you had been speckling
they had been speckling
Conditional
I would speckle
you would speckle
he/she/it would speckle
we would speckle
you would speckle
they would speckle
Past Conditional
I would have speckled
you would have speckled
he/she/it would have speckled
we would have speckled
you would have speckled
they would have speckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speckle - a small contrasting part of somethingspeckle - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
marking - a pattern of marks
speck, pinpoint - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
nebula - (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
splash - a patch of bright color; "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"
worn spot, fret - a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
macula, sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
facula - a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
facula - a bright spot on a planet
Verb1.speckle - produce a mottled effect; "The sunlight stippled the trees"
dapple, mottle, cloud - colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
2.speckle - mark with small spotsspeckle - mark with small spots; "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
blob, fleck, blot, spot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

speckle

verb
To mark with many small spots:
Translations
بُقْعَه، رَقْشَه
tečka
plet
doppa, díll
raibumiņštraipiņš

speckle

[ˈspekl]
A. Npunto m, mota f
B. VTsalpicar, motear (with de)

speckle

nSprenkel m, → Tupfer m, → Tupfen m
vtsprenkeln; to be speckled with somethingmit etw gesprenkelt sein; to be speckled with brownbraun gesprenkelt sein

speckle

(ˈspekl) noun
a little spot on a different-coloured background. The eggs were pale blue with dark green speckles.
ˈspeckled adjective
marked with speckles.
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SAVI works by first illuminating a spot with a laser and then capturing the resulting speckle pattern - diffuse reflections caused by the coming together of different phases and amplitudes of monochromatic light such as lasers - with a camera sensor.
ESPI (electronic speckle pattern interferometry) uses laser light and a digital camera to determine surface displacements as a fraction of the light wavelength.
The set of 128 successive images was used to construct a temporal pattern of the speckle, known as Time History Speckle Pattern (THSP), for each fruit (Oulamara et al.
The compression of the pressure pad (for the chest compressions) by the operator bends the fibre optic by different amounts and therefore changes the laser speckle pattern produced at the end of the optic.
The team also observed how roton excitations affect the superfluidity by dragging a laser speckle pattern across the superfluid.
Randomly scattered laser light appears as a finely grained speckle pattern as a result of interference of many scattered light paths.
A speckle pattern is projected on a part while it's still attached to the build plate and the part is imaged by two cameras.
Among their topics are non-destructive testing applications in engineering, principles of digital speckle pattern interferometry, the quantitative evaluation of stresses and strains, qualitative fault detection and evaluation, and digital image correction for structural monitoring.
When the material that is scattering the light is moving-say, in the case of blood flowing through the circulatory system-"the speckle pattern changes with changes in the flow," explained biomedical engineer Mahsa Nemati, a graduate student in the Optics Research Group at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the lead author of the Biomedical Optics Express paper on monitoring pulse.
In unclotted blood, these light scattering particles move easily about, making the pattern of scattered light called a speckle pattern fluctuate rapidly.
However in the case of coherent laser light the energy is not evenly distributed, but forms a speckle pattern at any given instance in time.
The result was not a clear image, but a somewhat fuzzy speckle pattern.