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ˈspɛk trəlspec·tral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectraladjective

    of or relating to a spectrum

    "spectral colors"; "spectral analysis"

  2. apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritualadjective

    resembling or characteristic of a phantom

    "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance"


  1. spectraladjective

    Having the appearance of a spectre; ghostly.

  2. spectraladjective

    Of, or pertaining to, spectres.

  3. spectraladjective

    Of, or pertaining to, spectra.


  1. Spectral

    Spectral is a 2016 military science fiction action film directed by Nic Mathieu. Written by himself, Ian Fried, and George Nolfi from a story by Fried and Mathieu. The film stars James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer, Clayne Crawford and Bruce Greenwood. The film was released worldwide on December 9, 2016 on Netflix. On February 1, 2017, Netflix released a prequel graphic novel of the film called Spectral: Ghosts of War which was made available digitally through the website ComiXology.


  1. spectral

    Spectral generally refers to a wide range or array of something, often in reference to a spectrum, such as a range of wavelengths of light or a broad range of frequencies. It can also mean related to or resembling a specter or ghost, which is a less common usage. In different academic fields, 'spectral' may have varying specific meanings. For example, in mathematics, 'spectral' can refer to properties related to eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix or operator. In optics, 'spectral' can refer to characteristics associated with the spectrum of light. In physics, 'spectral' can denote attributes relating to a spectrum of mass, energy, frequency, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spectraladjective

    of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty

  2. Spectraladjective

    of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis


  1. Spectral

    Spectral is the third full-length studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Skyfire. It was released on May 10, 2004 through Arise Records. The lyrical themes include armageddon, loneliness, delusion, despair and mysticism. The Korean release of the album features three bonus songs; "Patterns" and two live tracks "Skyfire" and "Mind Revolution".

Anagrams for spectral »

  1. craplets

  2. sceptral

  3. scraplet

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectral in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of spectral in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Conrad:

    How does one kill fear, I wonder How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat

  2. Jennifer Glass:

    The big question, and a topic of active scientific debate, is whether the purple bacteria living on the ancient Earth had the ability to protect themselves from UV radiation well enough to inhabit vast expanses of the land surface, like plants do on the modern Earth, the spectral signature of the pigment would be much stronger if the pigmented bacteria covered the land surface.

  3. Joseph Conrad:

    How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

  4. Scott Sandford:

    This sort of spectral matching is a way to identify an unknown, good spectral matches suggest possible identifications, while bad matches eliminate them. Most of the spectra are dominated by minerals that are consistent with the identification of this meteorite as a carbonaceous chondrite.

  5. John Berger:

    Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.

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