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 For all its multispectral multitasking, Mastcam-Z does have its limits. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Perseverance’s Eyes See a Different Mars," 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, "College Sophomores Discover Hidden Text in Medieval Manuscript," 24 Nov. 2020 The discovery is due to the efforts of a team of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology, who built their own multispectral imaging system as part of a class project and managed to complete it despite the ongoing pandemic. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "College undergrads find hidden text on medieval manuscript via UV imaging," 20 Nov. 2020 If Liaoning was conducting flight operations, a U-2 could use its SYERS2C 10-band multispectral camera to observe carrier takeoffs and landings, and even activities on the flight deck. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Complains a U-2 Spy Plane Infiltrated Its No-Fly Zone," 26 Aug. 2020 The last glimpse Proving fakes: Investigators photographed purported pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls under many different wavelengths of light, a technique called multispectral imaging. Tasneem Alsultan, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 23 Mar. 2020 The judges said the physics category winner, a Finnish video about multispectral scanning of forests by Samuli Junttila, also deserved special recognition for its original rap and professional production. John Travis, Science | AAAS, "Watch the winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest," 14 Feb. 2020 They are equipped with high-resolution, multispectral cameras that will take snapshots of transformers, pole tops, cross arms and conductors that will be examined by experts on the ground. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Locals may see helicopters overhead as SoCal Edison performs aerial inspections," 13 Sep. 2019 The aircraft was fitted with multispectral television sensors, high-definition infrared sensors, and radar, allowing the 13-man crew to pinpoint enemy forces and engage them with autocannons and a 105-millimeter howitzer. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force's “Spooky” Gunships Have Flown Overseas for the Last Time," 11 July 2019

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Multispectral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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