Definition of "spectra" [spectra]

  • A plural of spectrum. (noun)

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Use "spectra" in a sentence
  • "These ocular spectra are of four kinds: 1st, Such as are owing to a less sensibility of a defined part of the retina; or _spectra from defect of sensibility. _ 2d, Such as are owing to a greater sensibility of a defined part of the retina; or _spectra from excess of sensibility_. 3d, Such as resemble their object in its colour as well as form; which may be termed"
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  • "_Of direct and inverse spectra existing at the same time_; _of reciprocal direct spectra_; _of a combination of direct and inverse spectra_; _of a spectral halo_; _rules to pre-determine the colours of spectra_.a. When an area, about six inches square, of bright pink Indian paper, had been viewed on an area, about a foot square, of white writing paper, the internal spectrum in the closed eye was green, being the reverse spectrum of the pink paper; and the external spectrum was pink, being the direct spectrum of the pink paper."
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