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Meaning of SPECTROSCOPE

Pronunciation:  'spektru`skowp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
 

SPECTROSCOPE is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: prism spectroscope
 
 See Also: collimator, mass spectrometer, optical instrument, optical prism, prism, spectrograph, spectrometer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spec"tro*scope\, n. [Spectrum + -scope.] (Physics)
An optical instrument for forming and examining spectra (as
that of solar light, or those produced by flames in which
different substances are volatilized), so as to determine,
from the position of the spectral lines, the composition of
the substance.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Spectroscopy is the science of measuring the emission and absorption of different wavelengths (spectra) of visible and non-visible light; this can be done via a spectroscope, which consists of a slit, prism, collimator lens, object lens, and a grating.
 

 

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