Definition of dark line in English:
An absorption line in an electromagnetic spectrum, appearing as a black line at visible wavelengths.
- Look at the spectrum of light from a distant object and you will see characteristic bright and dark lines that appear similar to those from earthly material, except for one difference: the positions of the lines are shifted toward the red.
- These missing wavelengths are characterized by dark lines in the spectrum.
- In 1860 Bunsen and Kirchhoff observed dark lines in the spectrum of a light source passed though burning substances.
Definition of dark line in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan