• Spectroscope
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spectroscope an optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spectroscope (Physics) An optical instrument for forming and examining spectra (as that of solar light, or those produced by flames in which different substances are volatilized), so as to determine, from the position of the spectral lines, the composition of the substance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spectroscope An instrument used to produce a spectrum of the light (or, more generally, the radiation) from any source by the passage of the rays through a prism or their reflection from a grating, and for the study of the spectrum so formed. In its common form the essential parts of the prismatic spectroscope are— a tube with a slit at the further end (see fig. 1), through which the light enters, and at the other end a collimating lens which brings the rays into a parallel beam (the slit is formed between two parallel edges the distance between which can be varied at will);
    • spectroscope To use the spectroscope; study by means of observations with the spectroscope.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spectroscope an instrument for forming and examining spectra of luminous bodies, so as to determine their composition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Spectrum, + -scope,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—specĕre, to see.


In literature:

Von Beyer's work, together with Stokowsky's opens up an entirely new field of spectroscopic research.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
But though the spectroscope is a certain discoverer of blood, it can draw no distinction between human and animal blood.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
"The Story of a Tinder-box" by Charles Meymott Tidy
Spectroscope, use of the, 172.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
It works on the principle of the spectroscope with modifications.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
The famous "Blue Grotto" in the island of Capri, Italy, has been investigated spectroscopically.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
The spectroscope camera is set up at one end of a long corridor.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Savagely she applied her eye to the tall, ten-foot spectroscope rearing its brazen height from this low pedestal.
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
I found it quite easy to write notes while ascending, and even to use a pocket spectroscope at the time of the setting sun.
"Etna" by G. F. Rodwell
Some light is thrown on this and other questions by the spectroscope.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Others are revealed only by the spectroscope.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
It is used for spectroscopes and for short sparks.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
Spectroscope and its Work (The).
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
But since the invention of the spectroscope it has become quite obsolete; it probably does not correspond in any way to the real facts.
"Astronomical Discovery" by Herbert Hall Turner
A small watch is delicate, but it bears no comparison to the delicacy of these detraction spectroscopes.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
I once heard a celebrated physicist describe how he explained to an American business man an elaborate spectroscope for examining the sun.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
Discoveries with the spectroscope have ratified and extended this conclusion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
LANKESTER, E. RAY: 1867, Preliminary Notice of Some Observations with the Spectroscope on Animal Substances.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
Spectra; 3 kinds, dispersion, production of color effects, spectroscope, uses.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
They are also revealed by the spectroscope in stars, comets and the sun.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

Americas revenues for fixed radiation and nuclear detection equipment to spike in 2012 and 2013 on the back of installations of advanced spectroscopic portals (ASPs), used primarily as secondary screening devices, according to IMS Research.
Micro- and Macro- Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging.
Spectroscopic methods such as circular dichroism can detect subtle differences in higher order structure before and after changes in process and formulation.
Micro- and Macro-Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging.
The characterization of the lipids associated with malignancy has been possible thanks to the technological development of a spectroscopic device named Raman along with the versatility offered by the experimental models of breast cancer.
Multidimensional Raman Spectroscopic Signatures as a Tool for Forensic Identification of Body Fluid Traces: A Review.
System would automatically identify radioactive materials within cargo and vehicles utilizing gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis.
The High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager spacecraft, or HESSI, is scheduled for launch on June 7.
One way astronomers determine the relative age of a galaxy's stars is by using spectroscopic analysis.
New Test Methods for Measurement of Volatile Silicon-Containing Compounds in Gaseous Samples using Sample Preconcentration and Gas Chromatography with Spectroscopic Detection .

In science:

About half of the QSO candidates remain for spectroscopic verification.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
The UVX candidates that have not been spectroscopically confirmed are listed in Table 3.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Spectroscopic identification and redshift from LPIF.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
One could try to estimate the luminosities of the brightest stars of the cluster (#10 and #29), although in the absence of spectroscopic data this would not be accurate.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
SNe Ia (although a few were not spectroscopically confirmed as such).
Einstein's Biggest Blunder? High-Redshift Supernovae and the Accelerating Universe
Coupled with spectroscopic, HST, and x-ray observations, such a large survey will yield precise constraints on cluster evolution.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
Collectivity was generated with a quadrupole-quadrupole force, while a residual random interaction was included in the Hamiltonian in order to study its consequences on the system’s spectroscopic properties.
A study of randomness, correlations and collectivity in the nuclear shell model
Table 2: Spectroscopic parameters of the observed galaxies.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters
Interestingly, the average mass of WC stars, estimated on the basis of the 6 WC stars belonging to double–line spectroscopic binaries, is 12 ± 3 M⊙ (van der Hucht 2001), nearer to the rotating model results than the non–rotating ones.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
Ultimately, the final confirmation of a globular cluster identity should be spectroscopic.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
Column 9 tells whether the globular cluster has been confirmed spectroscopically.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
The completeness of the final spectroscopically classified sample is complex to define.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The initial SDSS spectroscopic sample is complete to an optical flux limit corresponding to about r = 17.7, and by requiring the presence of the [Sii] emission lines for classification, we implicitly impose an upper redshift limit of about z = 0.36.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The initial spectroscopic sample is known to be highly complete over the redshift range 0.05 < z < 0.1 (G´omez et al. 2003).
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
This results in a sample of 2625 spectroscopically classified SF galaxies with measured Hα and u-band luminosities.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey