Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The science of spectrum analysis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science of spectrum analysis in any or all of its relations and applications.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of science which determines the constituent elements and other conditions of bodies by examination of their spectra.

Etymologies

spectrum +‎ -ology (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I got the impression they hadn't been surprised by the question per se, but that a Neanderthal knew the word "spectrology."

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The gloom of religious abstraction, and the wildness of their situation, among trackless forests and savage tribes, had disposed the colonists to superstitious fancies, and had filled their imaginations with the frightful chimeras of witchcraft and spectrology.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Your contributions to spectrology embrace methods for the determination of the length of waves in a more exact manner than those hitherto known.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1907 - Presentation Speech

  • Sciences has awarded you this year the Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of the methods which you have discovered for insuring exactness in measurements, and also of the investigations in spectrology which you have carried out in connection therewith.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1907 - Presentation Speech

  • The gloom of religious abstraction and the wildness of their situation among trackless forests and savage tribes had disposed the colonists to superstitious fancies, and had filled their imaginations with the frightful chimeras of witchcraft and spectrology.

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Where they first acquired their infernal education — whether from the works of the ancient Theurgists — the demonology of the Egyptians — the belomancy, or divination by arrows of the Scythians — the spectrology of the

    A History of New York

  • - dynamite and rough on June-bugs were possible, why was it not likely that some as yet unknown person had turned his attention to spectrology, and evolved something in the nature of rough on ghosts, spectremelinite, or something else of an effective nature, I asked myself.

    Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others

  • Wouldn't ... spectrology be more the right field? "

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

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