Definition of Phong in US English:

Phong

noun

Computing
  • Designating or relating to a model of illumination and a method for interpolation of the illumination data for objects represented in computer graphics, which may be applied (or approximated) to render high quality three-dimensional images; especially in "Phong shading".

Origin

1970s. From the name of Bui Trong-Phong, Vietnamese computer scientist (d. 1998), who devised the model and algorithm.

Pronunciation

Phong

/fɒŋ/