spectrograph

[spek-truh-graf, -grahf]

Origin of spectrograph

First recorded in 1880–85; spectro- + -graph
Related formsspec·trog·ra·pher [spek-trog-ruh-fer] /spɛkˈtrɒg rə fər/, nounspec·tro·graph·ic [spek-truh-graf-ik] /ˌspɛk trəˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivespec·tro·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbspec·trog·ra·phy, noun
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spectrograph

noun
  1. a spectroscope or spectrometer that produces a photographic record (spectrogram) of a spectrumSee also sound spectrograph
Derived Formsspectrographic, adjectivespectrographically, adverbspectrography, noun
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Word Origin and History for spectrograph
n.

1884, from spectro- + -graph "instrument for recording; something written." Related: Spectrographic.

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spectrograph in Science

spectrograph

[spĕktrə-grăf′]
  1. A photograph or computer image of a spectrum produced by a spectroscope. Also called spectrogram See spectroscope.
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