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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

absorp′tion spec`trum(n.)

  1. the spectrum formed by electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium in which radiation of certain frequencies is absorbed.

    Category: Physics

Origin of absorption spectrum:

1875–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorption spectrum(noun)

    the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium that absorbed radiation of certain wavelengths

Wiktionary

  1. absorption spectrum(Noun)

    The characteristic pattern of dark lines or bands that occurs when electromagnetic radiation is passed through an absorbing medium into a spectroscope.

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