Definition of spectrum
- a wide spectrum of interests
- opposite ends of the political spectrum
- an antibiotic with a broad spectrum
beautiful scarves in all the colors of the spectrum
the complete spectrum of opinions on this hotly debated subject
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: the group of colors that a ray of light can be separated into including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet : the colors that can be seen in a rainbow
: an entire range of light waves, radio waves, etc.
: a complete range of different opinions, people, etc.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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