el espectro
-the spectrum
See the entry for espectro.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (physics)
a. spectrum
En el arco iris, se veían todos los colores del espectro visible.We could see all the colors in the visible spectrum in the rainbow.
2. (gamut)
a. spectrum
Tanto los conservadores como los liberales de todo el espectro político están votando a favor del proyecto de ley.Both conservatives and liberals across the political spectrum are voting in support of the bill.
b. range
Este es el espectro de colores que tenemos para ese sofá.This is the range of colors you can choose from for that couch.
3. (supernatural being)
a. specter
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los espectros de los pacientes merodean el manicomio abandonado.The specters of the patients haunt the abandoned insane asylum.
b. spectre (United Kingdom)
Si te quedas en la sala de torturas a la noche, verás los espectros de las víctimas y escucharás sus gritos.If you stay in the torture chamber at night you'll see the spectres of the victims and hear their screams.
c. ghost
¡Esa casa está embrujada! Mi hermano me dijo que ahí dentro vio el espectro de un hombre sin cabeza.That house is haunted! My brother said he saw the ghost of a headless man in there.
4. (threat)
a. specter
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Se desató una epidemia mortal, y el espectro de la muerte estaba presente en todas partes.A deadly epidemic broke out and the specter of death was present everywhere.
b. spectre (United Kingdom)
El espectro de la guerra amenazó a la nación durante la negociación del tratado.The spectre of war loomed over the nation during the treaty negotiations.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physics)
a. spectrum
2. (fantasma)
a. specter, ghost
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Física) spectrum
de amplio espectro wide-ranging; covering a broad spectrum
2 (fantasma) spectre; specter; (EEUU) ghost
el espectro del hambre the spectre of famine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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