spectrum

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(spek′trŭm)
pl. spectra [L. spectrum, image]

1. The charted band of wavelengths of electromagnetic vibrations obtained by refraction and diffraction of rays of white light.
2. The range or breadth of a phenomenon; the distribution of values in an array.

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