Definition of 'spectrum'
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They represented a wide spectrum of female experience. Christianity Today (2000)They appeal to quite a different age spectrum. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The entire chart is called the electromagnetic spectrum. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The pilot project has provoked criticism from both ends of the political spectrum. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The radio spectrum bounty has taken on huge political significance for the government. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is because light filtered through glass is missing the more beneficial part of the spectrum. Stay Well This Winter (1989)We expect it to be read across the whole spectrum of society. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are going to go for a broader spectrum. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is a wide spectrum of problems. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the other end of the immigration spectrum a different sort of chaos reigns. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Light with its back turned to the electromagnetic spectrum. Somewhere East of Life (1994)The incident helped to cement his reputation for integrity across the political spectrum. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This company supplies full spectrum light tubes which can be used in standard fluorescent tube fittings. Stay Well This Winter (1989)Training embraces a whole spectrum of possibilities. Training with N.L.P. (1994)There is a wide spectrum of opinion in athletics. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This points to the importance of a balanced diet containing a broad spectrum of plant and animal foods. Miracle Micronutrients (1987)At the other end of the spectrum, boring blue shirts seem to make men virtually disappear. The Sun (2012)He was the opposite end of the emotional spectrum to Schmeichel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain has lagged behind with 4G due to a shortage of the radio spectrum needed to carry signals. The Sun (2012)Though they have not found the boson, they have narrowed down where in the energy spectrum they hope to find it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These range across the spectrum from IT to biotech. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Human eyes perceive optical waves, but the optical part of the spectrum occupies only a very small part of the total spectrum of radiant energy. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)
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Translations for 'spectrum'
British English: spectrum NOUN
The spectrum is the range of different colours which is produced when light passes through a glass prism or through a drop of water. A rainbow shows the colours in the spectrum.
Definition of spectrum from the Collins English Dictionary
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