- the determination of the constitution or condition of bodies and substances by means of the spectra they produce.
- the ascertaining of the number and character of the constituents combining to produce a sound spectrogram.
Origin of spectrum analysis
First recorded in 1865–70
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- the analysis of a spectrum to determine the properties of its source, such as the analysis of the emission spectrum of a substance to determine the electron distribution in its molecules
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