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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spectroscopy mean? 

  The noun SPECTROSCOPY has 1 sense:

1. the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra

  Familiarity information: SPECTROSCOPY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra

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Nouns denoting acts or actions


spectrographic analysis; spectrometry; spectroscopic analysis; spectroscopy; spectrum analysis

Hypernyms ("spectroscopy" is a kind of...):

chemical analysis; qualitative analysis (the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spectroscopy"):

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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