line spectrum definition

  • noun:
    • A spectrum created by a luminous fuel or vapor and showing up as distinct outlines characteristic of the numerous elements constituting the fuel.
    • A spectrum, usually from a luminous gas, that is comprised of split outlines typical of certain elements
    • a spectrum for which energy sources are concentrated at particular wavelengths; created by excited atoms and ions while they fall returning to a reduced energy level

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