- an optical device for measuring wavelengths, deviation of refracted rays, and angles between faces of a prism, especially an instrument (prism spectrometer) consisting of a slit through which light passes, a collimator, a prism that deviates the light, and a telescope through which the deviated light is viewed and examined.
Origin of spectrometer
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- any instrument for producing a spectrum, esp one in which wavelength, energy, intensity, etc, can be measuredSee also mass spectrometer
- The observation and measurement of wavelengths of light or other electromagnetic radiation.
- A spectroscope equipped with scales for measuring wavelengths or indexes of refraction.
- A spectroscope equipped with devices for measuring the frequencies of the radiation observed by it.
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