mul·​ti·​spec·​tral ˌməl-tē-ˈspek-trəl How to pronounce multispectral (audio)
: 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 One of these instruments is a pair of identical multispectral color cameras to survey the asteroid's surface and create 3D topography maps. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 The winery team has also continued to improve the vines and advance the state’s wine industry with cutting-edge technology (next-generation soil-moisture analysis and multispectral imagery to fine-tune watering) and making use of the winery’s latest equipment. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2023 Drones mounted with multispectral sensors are evaluating vegetation patterns on the tundra to help assess the impact of climate change on subsistence foods like salmonberries. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 Artificial intelligence helps most of these tools organize and process information from their onboard sensors—often multispectral cameras, which can pick up on differences in the types of light reflected by plants. Molly Glick, Scientific American, 17 July 2023 The drones have a payload capacity of approximately 4 kg, which is more than sufficient for accommodating high-resolution imaging sensors, multispectral cameras, LiDAR systems, and other sensors for data acquisition and analysis. Vikram Mittal, Forbes, 16 July 2023 New tech meets old parchment The technology that revealed the text consists of a multispectral camera and image-processing software. Dhananjay Khadilkar, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2023 The multispectral imaging of the palimpsest was carried out in January 2020. Dhananjay Khadilkar, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2023 This multispectral satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows a close up view of apartment buildings and fires with damage in the area of the Zhovtnevyi district in western Mariupol, Ukraine, during the Russian invasion, Saturday, March 12, 2022. Compiled Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 13 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multispectral was in 1965

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“Multispectral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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