from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the imaging of remote celestial objects or regions of space by combining information from a large number of detected spectral bands, as of visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet frequencies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Describing any technique that employs a large part of the electromagnetic spectrum, especially that includes those parts of the spectrum invisible to the eye
  • adjective physics Describing very high-definition spectral imaging


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hyper- +‎ spectral


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