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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.
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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
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spec•tros•co•py(spɛkˈtrɒs kə pi, ˈspɛk trəˌskoʊ pi)
the science that deals with the use of the spectroscope and with spectrum analysis.
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|Noun||1.||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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