spec·​u·​lar | \ ˈspe-kyə-lər How to pronounce specular (audio) \

Definition of specular

: of, relating to, or having the qualities of a mirror

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Other Words from specular

specularity \ ˌspe-​kyə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce specularity (audio) , -​ˈla-​rə-​ \ noun
specularly \ ˈspe-​kyə-​lər-​lē How to pronounce specularly (audio) \ adverb

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My video report on the #Flyers 4-3 OT win over Boston on Sunday pic.twitter.com/oDWaoF0sYH Shooting from deep inside the right circle, Pastranak was stoned by Mrazek, who made a specular glove save. Marc Narducci, Philly.com, "Flyers 4, Bruins 3: Four quick observations from Philly's overtime win," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of specular

1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for specular

Latin specularis of a mirror, from speculum

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The first known use of specular was in 1640

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spec·​u·​lar | \ ˈspek-yə-lər How to pronounce specular (audio) \

Medical Definition of specular

: conducted with the aid of a speculum a specular examination

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