electromagnetic spectrum

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electromagnetic spectrum

See electromagnetic radiation.

electromagnetic spectrum

[i¦lek·trō·mag′ned·ik ′spek·trəm]
(electromagnetism)
The total range of wavelengths or frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, extending from the longest radio waves to the shortest known cosmic rays.

electromagnetic spectrum

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electromagnetic spectrumclick for a larger image
electromagnetic spectrumclick for a larger image
electromagnetic spectrumclick for a larger image
The ordered array of known electromagnetic radiation, extending from the shortest cosmic rays, through gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible radiation, and infrared radiation. It includes microwave and all other wavelengths of radio energy. See the illustration for a more detailed view of this spectrum.
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