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Definition of Spectrum

Spectrum

  1. An apparition; a specter.
  2. The several colored and other rays of which light is composed, separated by the refraction of a prism or other means, and observed or studied either as spread out on a screen, by direct vision, by photography, or otherwise. See Illust. of Light, and Spectroscope.
  3. A luminous appearance, or an image seen after the eye has been exposed to an intense light or a strongly illuminated object. When the object is colored, the image appears of the complementary color, as a green image seen after viewing a red wafer lying on white paper. Called also ocular spectrum.

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spectrum in French is spectre
spectrum in German is Spektrum, Skala, Bandbreite
spectrum in Spanish is espectro
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