- an array of entities, as light waves or particles, ordered in accordance with the magnitudes of a common physical property, as wavelength or mass: often the band of colors produced when sunlight is passed through a prism, comprising red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
- this band or series of colors together with extensions at the ends that are not visible to the eye, but that can be studied by means of photography, heat effects, etc., and that are produced by the dispersion of radiant energy other than ordinary light rays.Compare band spectrum, electromagnetic spectrum, mass spectrum.
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The federal government also plans to auction more spectrum in the 3GHz to 4GHz band soon, which the carriers will likely acquire to improve their 5G networks.By one key measure of tech prowess, the U.S. ranks dead last|Aaron Pressman|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Instead, we’re merging the old and the new into a spectrum of options, allowing them to collide and coexist as long as they meet the needs of patients and allow us to advance toward an optimal state of functioning.COVID-19 has spurred rapid transformation in health care. Let’s make sure it stays that way|jakemeth|August 20, 2020|Fortune
Just over half a decade previously, many network operators had spent eye-watering amounts on securing radio spectrum for 3G mobile-broadband networks, but they still had little to show for it.
At the other end of the wage spectrum, demand for farm workers is as strong as ever — though the jobs carry harrowing coronavirus risks.
They assessed whether each measurement in each person was toward the female end of the spectrum, toward the male end or intermediate.
In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
On the other end of the spectrum, there lies an artist like Lena Dunham, who engages in a flaunting of the flawed self.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Overall, Paris Magnum reaches both too widely and too thinly in trying to convey a sense of spectrum.
Today, Sunday, the cast will perform a softened, “autism-friendly” version of the production for those on the spectrum.
On the opposite end of the spectrum are two other standout works, which depict Mary as a loving, nurturing mother.
These indications are derived from the study of the lines in the light which the spectrum reveals to us when critically examined.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
These words represent only the primary colors of the moral spectrum.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
In the spectrum of csium two lines in the blue, Cs and Cs , are strongly marked.
Kirchkoff used four prisms in his experiments upon the solar spectrum.
With solutions so dilute as this, there is no absorption at either the violet or the red end of the spectrum.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth