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spectrum
(n)
SPEC-trǝm
Meaning

1. the range of colours seen in a ray of light broken up by a prism

1st Sample Sentence

1. The prism reveals the spectrum contained in a ray of light, which we cannot normally see.

2nd Meaning

2. (figuratively) the full range of subtypes or varieties contained within a composite thing

2nd Sample Sentence

2. This introductory course will give the student a basic idea of the whole spectrum of Buddhist philosophy.

Root

specere (to look at) (Latin)

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