AskDefine | Define spectral

Dictionary Definition

spectral adj
1 of or relating to a spectrum; "spectral colors"; "spectral analysis"
2 like or being a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance" [syn: apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spiritual]

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English

Pronunciation

/'spɛktɹəɫ/

Adjective

  1. Having the appearance of a spectre; ghostly.
  2. Of, or pertaining to, spectres.
  3. Of, or pertaining to, spectra.

Translations

pertaining to a spectre
  • French: spectral
  • Italian: spettrale
  • Romanian: spectral
ghostly
  • Finnish: aavemainen
  • Italian: spettrale
  • Romanian: spectral
of a spectrum
  • Finnish: spektri-
  • French: spectral?
  • Italian: spettrale
  • Romanian: spectral

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French

Pronunciation

/spɛk.tʁal/|lang=fr

Adjective

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Romanian

Etymology

spectral

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Extensive Definition

A spectrum is a condition or value that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum.
Spectrum may refer to:
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Spectrum may also refer to:
spectral in Catalan: Espectre (desambiguació)
spectral in Czech: Spektrum
spectral in German: Spektrum
spectral in Estonian: Spekter
spectral in Spanish: Espectro
spectral in French: Spectre
spectral in Galician: Espectro
spectral in Ido: Spektro
spectral in Indonesian: Spektrum
spectral in Italian: Spettro
spectral in Japanese: スペクトラム
spectral in Norwegian Nynorsk: Spekter
spectral in Polish: Widmo
spectral in Portuguese: Espectro
spectral in Russian: Спектр (значения)
spectral in Simple English: Spectrum (disambiguation)
spectral in Slovak: Spektrum
spectral in Serbian: Спектар
spectral in Swedish: Spektrum (olika betydelser)
spectral in Thai: สเปกตรัม (แก้ความกำกวม)

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