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spectroscope

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noun spec·tro·scope \ˈspek-trə-ˌskōp\

Simple Definition of spectroscope

  • : a device that is used to measure the properties of light

Full Definition of spectroscope

  1. :  an instrument for forming and examining spectra especially in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum

spec·tro·scop·ic play \ˌspek-trə-ˈskä-pik\ adjective
spec·tro·scop·i·cal·ly play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
spec·tros·co·pist play \spek-ˈträs-kə-pist\ noun

Origin of spectroscope

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1861


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spectroscope

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noun spec·tro·scope \ˈspek-trə-ˌskōp\

Medical Definition of spectroscope

  1. :  an instrument for forming and examining optical spectra

  2. spec·tro·scop·ic \ˌspek-trə-ˈskäp-ik\play adjective
    spec·tro·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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