a spectroscope for photographing or producing a representation of a spectrum.
- spec·trog·ra·pher [spek-trog-ruh-fer], /spɛkˈtrɒg rə fər/, noun
- spec·tro·graph·ic [spek-truh-graf-ik], /ˌspɛk trəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
- spec·tro·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
- spec·trog·ra·phy, noun
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How to use spectrograph in a sentence
The spectrograph is designed to observe 100 objects at the same time.The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its new home at last | Lisa Grossman | January 24, 2022 | Science News
Next up is NIRSpec, the near-infrared spectrograph, which will cover the same range of light wavelengths as NIRCam.The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its new home at last | Lisa Grossman | January 24, 2022 | Science News
The telescope’s Near Infrared spectrograph can break up light from 100 galaxies at a time into individual wavelengths by using tiny shutters—each about the width of human hair—that only let in the photons from their target and block everything else.The James Webb telescope will soon be hunting for ‘first light’ | Paola Rosa-Aquino | December 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
The shades and blends between "Yep" and "Ye-oh" alone are sufficient to put a spectrograph of the sun to shame.Across America by Motor-cycle | C. K. Shepherd
Page 230: spectrograph was misprinted as spectograph; corrected here.The Popular Science Monthly, July, 1900 | Various
I don't know how successfully we can get a spectrograph of the comet, but it's worth an attempt.The Year When Stardust Fell | Raymond F. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for spectrograph
a spectroscope or spectrometer that produces a photographic record (spectrogram) of a spectrum: See also sound spectrograph
- spectrographic, adjective
- spectrographically, adverb
- spectrography, noun
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Scientific definitions for spectrograph
A photograph or computer image of a spectrum produced by a spectroscope. Also called spectrogram See spectroscope.
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