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spectrum

noun

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the distance or extent between possible extremes
  • the complete spectrum of opinions on this hotly debated subject

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The first known use of spectrum was in 1672

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“Spectrum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spectrum. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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