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monochromatic light


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Light of one colour only, having a single wavelength. A common source of monochromatic light is an emission lamp, such as a mercury or low-pressure sodium streetlight, filtered to remove unwanted emission lines.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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