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date: 01 October 2022

spectrum ( pl. spectra) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Chemistry
Author(s):
Jonathan LawJonathan Law, Richard RennieRichard Rennie

1. A distribution of entities or properties arrayed in order of increasing or decreasing magnitude. For example, a beam of ions passed through a mass spectrograph, in which they are deflected according to their charge-to-mass ratios, will have a range of masses called a ... ...

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