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n. pl. spec·tros·co·pies
1. The study of spectra, especially experimental observation of optical spectra or mass spectra, to determine the properties of their source.
2. A variety or instance of such study.

spec·tros′co·pist n.
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(General Physics) the science and practice of using spectrometers and spectroscopes and of analysing spectra, the methods employed depending on the radiation being examined. The techniques are widely used in chemical analysis and in studies of the properties of atoms, molecules, ions, etc
specˈtroscopist n
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(spɛkˈtrɒs kə pi, ˈspɛk trəˌskoʊ pi)

the science that deals with the use of the spectroscope and with spectrum analysis.
spec•tros′co•pist, n.
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Noun1.spectroscopy - the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra
chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
mass spectroscopy - the use of spectroscopy to determine the masses of small electrically charged particles
microwave spectroscopy - the use of spectroscopy to study atomic or molecular resonances in the microwave spectrum
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[spekˈtrɒskəpɪ] Nespectroscopia f
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The difference between the spectra is the variation of relative intensities of the absorption peaks in the fingerprint region and the minute difference in the small peaks in the fingerprint region.
Thus the ridge points are densely distributed in a local fingerprint region with consistent orientations.
IRsweep develops optical sensing solutions in the mid-infrared range - the fingerprint region of most light molecules - offering high selectivity and speed combined with wide spectral coverage.
"Fingerprint region" (900-600 [cm.sup.-1]) contains weak but very unique absorbances that are characteristic to specific bacteria [10], it can be used to differentiate all isolates studied in this research.