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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An instrument used for forming colored bands from light for study.

Usage examples (35)
  • The scientists used a spectroscope to study the light emitted by the newly discovered star.
  • Here the refracting prism -- or the combination of prisms known as the "spectroscope" -- comes to its aid, teaching it to measure as well as to perceive.
  • At the other end of the spectroscope is the photographic plate.
  • The essential parts of a spectroscope are the slit -- an opening perhaps for more
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