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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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorption spectrum(noun)

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


  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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