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shadowgraph

(shăd′ō-grăf′)
n.
1. An image produced by casting a shadow on a screen.
2. See shadow play.
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The time integrated laser shadowgraph of the spray flame is shown in the mid-right of the figure to show the overall sooting tendency.
Some silhouettes are easily identified as representing certain objects even though they may not (as is the case with shadowgraphs) derive from such objects.
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