Definitions for **"Continuous spectrum"**

A spectrum of light composed of radiation of a continuous range of wavelengths or colors rather than only certain discrete wavelengths.

Light that contains all the visible wavelengths or colors.

A spectrum with radiation at all wavelengths but with neither absorption nor emission lines.

uninterrupted band of emission produced by a body radiating energy over a continuous range of wavelengths; it contains no absorption or emission lines.

Compare with line spectrum and band spectrum. A plot of the relative absorbance or intensity of emitted light vs. wavelength or frequency that shows a smooth variation, rather than a series of sharp peaks or bands.

a spectrum that has energy at all wavelengths (a full rainbow). See also thermal spectrum.

a spectrum that exhibits all the wavelengths of visible light.

an unbroken band of colors which shows that the source is emitting light of all visible wavelengths

The range of wavelengths or quantum energies generated by an X-ray set.

Spectrum in which the radiation is distributed over all frequencies, not just a few specific frequency ranges. A prime example is the black-body radiation emitted by a hot, dense body.

one which shows continuous non-discrete changes of intensity with wavelengths or particle energy.

a spectrum consisting of all wavelengths in a given range, without absorption or emission lines.

A frequency spectrum that is characterized by non-periodic data. The spectrum is continuous in the frequency domain and is characterized by an infinite number of frequency components.

A continuous spectrum is a spectrum of emitted light that contains all wavelengths of the colors that compose white light (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, from long to short wavelength). Continuous spectra are emitted by incandescent solids, liquids, or compressed gases. If some discrete lines are missing from a spectrum, it is an absorption spectrum (indicating the presence of elements that absorb particular wavelengths).

The frequency spectrum that is characterized by nonperiodic data. The spectrum is continuous in the frequency domain and is characterized by an infinite number of frequency component.

spectrum showing emission at all wavelengths, unbroken by either absorption lines or emission lines.

A smooth-looking spectrum without absorption lines that indicates a thermal source of radiation like a light bulb, star, or other glowing matter.

spectrum in which wavelengths (and wavenumbers and frequencies) are represented by the continuum of real numbers (or a portion thereof) rather than by a discrete sequence of numbers. A continuous function on an infinite interval, even though the function is nonzero over only a finite interval, must be represented by the Fourier transform rather than by Fourier series, and the resulting spectrum will be continuous. See also discrete spectrum.

A spectrum in which there are no absorption or emission lines.

A spectrum that consists of every possible wavelength of light or energy.

In physics, continuous refers to a range of values which may be graphed to fill a range with closely-spaced or overlapping intervals.