line spectrum


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line spectrum

n.
A spectrum produced by a luminous gas or vapor and appearing as distinct lines characteristic of the various elements constituting the gas.
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Noun1.line spectrum - a spectrum in which energy is concentrated at particular wavelengths; produced by excited atoms and ions as they fall back to a lower energy level
spectrum - an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
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The impact nature of the load can be described by amplitude density with a band spectrum, which in reality can overlap the line spectrum of natural frequencies, which is typical of the continuous environment of contact areas.
The line spectrum indicated that something more than simple heating was taking place.