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part of speech: noun

The image of something seen continued after the eyes are closed: the colors of light separated by a prism, and exhibited as spread out on a screen:- pl. SPECTRA.

part of speech: noun

Analysis, the act or art of ascertaining the character and composition of luminous bodies, or of non- luminous bodies when in a state of combustion, by causing a ray of light from the body desired to be so analysed to pass through a prism, each substance in the spectrum having its own characteristic system of lines.

part of speech: noun

An image formed by the dividing of a ray of light into parts arranged according to their different wavelengths, as in the rainbow or in the passing of light through a prism.

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