spectroscopy

noun spec·tros·co·py \ spek-ˈträ-skə-pē \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of spectroscopy

1 : the process or technique of using a spectroscope or spectrometer
2 : the production and investigation of spectra

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First Known Use of spectroscopy

1869


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spectroscopy

noun spec·tros·co·py \ spek-ˈträs-kə-pē \

medical Definition of spectroscopy

plural spectroscopies
1 a : the production and investigation of spectra
b : the process or technique of using a spectroscope or spectrometer
2 : physics that deals with the theory and interpretation of interactions between matter and radiation (as electromagnetic radiation)

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