Definition of shadowgraph in US English:



  • 1An image formed by the shadow of an object on a surface.

    • ‘He refers to this picture as a shadowgraph rather than a mirage for there are elements of truth of the commerce and industry picture that partially explains its persistence.’
    1. 1.1 An image formed when light shone through a fluid is refracted differently by regions of different density.
    2. 1.2 A radiograph.
      • ‘Absorption contrast radiographs are basically shadowgraphs of the object under test.’