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spectrum analysis

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
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The compound nature of white light; or, the beginning of spectrum analysis.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • With numerous and highly important Discoveries in spectrum analysis.

    Anno Domini 2071 Pieter Harting
  • Studies in spectrum analysis; with six photographic illustrations of Spectra, and numerous engravings on wood.

British Dictionary definitions for spectrum analysis

spectrum analysis

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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