HyperDic: spectrum

English > 2 senses of the word spectrum:
NOUNphenomenonspectruman ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
attributespectruma broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
spectrum > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'ktrahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > spectrum: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningAn ordered array of the components of an emission or wave.
Partsspectrum lineAn isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency
Narrowerabsorption spectrumThe spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium that absorbed radiation of certain wavelengths
action spectrumThe efficiency with which electromagnetic radiation produces a photochemical reaction plotted as a function of the wavelength of the radiation
atomic spectrum(physics) a spectrum of radiation caused by electron transitions within an atom
electromagnetic spectrumThe entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves
emission spectrumSpectrum of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a self-luminous source
infrared spectrumThe spectrum of infrared radiation
line spectrumA spectrum in which energy is concentrated at particular wavelengths
mass spectrumA distribution of ions as shown by a mass spectrograph or a mass spectrometer
microwave spectrumThe part of the electromagnetic spectrum corresponding to microwaves
radio spectrum, radio-frequency spectrumThe entire spectrum of electromagnetic frequencies used for communications
sound spectrum, acoustic spectrumThe distribution of energy as a function of frequency for a particular sound source
ultraviolet spectrumThe spectrum of ultraviolet radiation
visible spectrum, color spectrumThe distribution of colors produced when light is dispersed by a prism
BroaderarrayAn orderly arrangement
Spanishespectro
Catalanespectre
Adjectivesspectralof or relating to a spectrum
English > spectrum: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities.
Broaderscope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
Spanishespectro
Adjectivesspectralof or relating to a spectrum

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