• 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

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