Definition of continuous spectrum in English:

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continuous spectrum


An emission spectrum that consists of a continuum of wavelengths.
Example sentences
  • This light is observed only at particular wavelengths instead of a continuous spectrum.
  • The photosphere, at a temperature of several thousand degrees, emits a continuous spectrum (that is, all wavelengths), just as an electric light globe does.
  • This model significantly reduces the number of unknown parameters if the reflectance functions with continuous spectra are presented by only a small number of basis functions.
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