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multispectral

[ muhl-tee-spek-truhl, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈspɛk trəl, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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adjective
(of an airborne camera or scanner) capable of sensing and recording radiation from invisible as well as visible parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Origin of multispectral

First recorded in 1965–70; multi- + spectral
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How to use multispectral in a sentence

  • Although we can’t directly view Earth’s core, Psyche will use a multispectral imager, an instrument that uses filters and two cameras to obtain high-resolution geologic, compositional, and topographical data from the asteroid.

  • Rocks containing limonite, a hydrous iron oxide, may be identified readily from Landsat Multispectral Scanner data.

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