mass spectrum

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mass spectrum

n.
A pattern of charged atoms, molecules, or isotopes formed when a mass spectroscope distributes them by mass and records them electronically or photographically as a spectrum.

mass′ spec′trum


n.
a spectrum of charged particles arranged in order of mass or mass-to-charge ratios.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.mass spectrum - a distribution of ions as shown by a mass spectrograph or a mass spectrometermass spectrum - a distribution of ions as shown by a mass spectrograph or a mass spectrometer
spectrum - an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave