spectroscope

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noun spec·tro·scope \ˈspek-trə-ˌskōp\

Definition of spectroscope

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

spectroscopic

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spectroscopically

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spectroscopist

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Origin and Etymology of spectroscope

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1861


SPECTROSCOPE Defined for English Language Learners

spectroscope

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noun spec·tro·scope \ˈspek-trə-ˌskōp\

Definition of spectroscope for English Language Learners

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


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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

spectroscopic

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spectroscopically

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