Meaning of SPECTRUM in English

SPECTRUM

noun

1 range of light waves, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ visible

These wavelengths correspond to red in the visible ~.

Beyond the red end of the visible light ~ is infrared.

▪ colour/color , electromagnetic

▪ broadcast , radio

PHRASES

▪ the colours/colors of the ~

Other species can perceive colours/colors of the ~ that are invisible to us.

▪ the … end of the ~ , the … part of the ~ , the … portion of the ~ , the … region of the ~

the ultraviolet part of the ~

2 full or wide range

ADJECTIVE

▪ complete , full

The courses cover the full ~ of levels.

▪ broad , wide

▪ narrow

▪ entire , whole

▪ ideological , political , social

▪ age , income

VERB + SPECTRUM

▪ cover , span

▪ represent

These thinkers represent a wide ~ of political perspectives.

PREPOSITION

▪ across the ~

There was consensus across the political ~.

▪ ~ of

a wide ~ of interests

PHRASES

▪ at one end of the ~ , at the other end of the ~

▪ both ends of the ~ , opposite ends of the ~

The two speakers were chosen to represent opposite ends of the ~.

▪ a ~ of opinion

The newspaper covers a broad ~ of opinion.

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