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spectrum

noun [C] uk   /ˈspek.trəm/ ( plural spectra or spectrums) us  

spectrum noun [C] (COLOURS)

C2 the set of colours into which a beam of light can be separated, or a range of waves, such as light waves or radio waves: The colours of the spectrum - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet - can be seen in a rainbow.
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spectrum noun [C] (RANGE)

C1 a range of opinions, feelings, etc.: He has support from across the whole political spectrum. The group includes students from both ends of the social spectrum (= range of social classes). A wide spectrum of opinion was represented at the meeting.
Translations of “spectrum”
in Spanish espectro, gama…
in French spectre…
in German das Spektrum, die Skala…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顔色, 光譜, 波譜…
in Russian диапазон, спектр…
in Turkish yelpaze, spektrum, tayf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 光谱, 波谱…
in Polish spektrum, widmo…
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