What is another word for spectroscope?

Pronunciation: [spˈɛktɹəskˌə͡ʊp] (IPA)

A spectroscope is a scientific device that separates white light into its individual colors or wavelengths. It is also commonly known as a spectrometer or a prism. Another synonym for a spectroscope is a spectrophotometer which measures the intensity of light at different wavelengths. Additionally, a monochromator is a type of spectroscope that can select specific wavelengths of light to study. A diffractometer is a spectroscope that analyzes the scattering of light and its diffraction patterns. Finally, an interferometer is a specialized spectroscope that measures the interference caused by light waves. All of these instruments are used to analyze the properties and composition of light and can be found in a variety of scientific fields, including astronomy, chemistry, and physics.

What are the hypernyms for Spectroscope?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    optical instrument, scientific instrument, telescope, laboratory equipment, astronomical instrument, analyzing instrument, optical tool.

Usage examples for Spectroscope

It was all too easy for the spectroscope to overlook Flimbot, the nineteenth.
"Once a Greech"
Evelyn E. Smith
That they are so linked is obvious; for if we can ascertain the existence of such a substance in other spheres, it is only because the light it emits, exactly agrees when analyzed in the spectroscope with that of hydrogen flames in our own laboratories.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
On the other hand, with the spectroscope the direction from which the radiant energy comes is of minor consequence, and the all-important consideration is the intrinsic character of that radiation.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy"
George C. Comstock

Famous quotes with Spectroscope

  • “I think I know the real reason.” “Which is?” “Alcohol in the dust clouds. Goddamn stuff is everywhere. Any lousy species ever invents the telescope and the spectroscope and starts looking in between the stars, what do they find?” He knocked the glass on the table. “Loads of stuff, but much of it alcohol.” He drank from the glass. “Humanoids are the galaxy’s way of trying to get rid of all that alcohol.”
    Iain Banks

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