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spectral definition

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This page has 4 definitions of spectral in English, French, and Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan. Spectral is an adjective. Examples of how to use spectral in a sentence are shown. Also define these 7 related words and terms: spectre, ghostly, nonspectral, spectrum, frequency, wavelength, and spectral.

English spectral definition

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Equivalent to spectre +‎ -al.

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Adjective

spectral (comparative more spectral, superlative most spectral)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, spectres; ghostly.
    Synonym: ghostly
    Antonym: nonspectral
    The spectral chain-rattling and moans gave me the chills.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House:
      Agitated by a multitude of curious thoughts, I retired to my room, that night, prepared to encounter some new experience of a spectral character.
  2. Of, or pertaining to, spectra; classified according to frequency or wavelength (of light etc)

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French spectral definition

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Adjective

spectral (feminine singular spectrale, masculine plural spectraux, feminine plural spectrales)

  1. spectral

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Romanian spectral definition

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French spectral

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spectral m or n (feminine singular spectrală, masculine plural spectrali, feminine and neuter plural spectrale)

  1. spectral

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