spectral line

noun
|Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of spectral line

: one of a series of linear images formed by a spectrograph or similar instrument and corresponding to a narrow portion of the spectrum of the radiation emitted or absorbed by a particular source

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First Known Use of spectral line

1849

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spectral line

noun

medical Definition of spectral line

: one of a series of linear images of the narrow slit of a spectrograph or similar instrument corresponding to a component of the spectrum of the radiation emitted by a particular source

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