mul·​ti·​spec·​tral | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈspek-trəl How to pronounce multispectral (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multispectral

: of or relating to two or more ranges of frequencies or wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum

Examples of multispectral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two submunitions use a multispectral sensor package to detect enemy armor across an area of up to 32,000 meters. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2022 Satellites are being equipped with multispectral cameras, seeing machines that can operate at wavelengths and frequencies the human eye can’t. Hari Kunzru, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 The Landsat program has amassed over 9 million multispectral images of Earth’s land and coastal regions, according to Jeff Masek, Landsat 9 project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center., 1 Oct. 2021 And not just with visible light but with multispectral imagery, particularly thermal imaging, the most important for finding and outlining fire in its multiple levels of heat. James Conca, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 They are now described as hyperspectral instead of merely multispectral. New York Times, 28 June 2021 With geospatial technology, this can include drone imagery, satellite imagery, high-resolution multispectral imagery, observation data, real-time data, and various structured and unstructured data. Forbes, 1 June 2021 For all its multispectral multitasking, Mastcam-Z does have its limits. Adam Rogers, Wired, 23 Feb. 2021 As Jennifer Ouellette reports for Ars Technica, the students built a multispectral imagining system that exposes pages of parchment to non-invasive UV light, revealing chemical traces of inks and other clues. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of multispectral

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Multispectral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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