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specular

(spĕk′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, resembling, or produced by a mirror or speculum.

spec′u·lar·ly adv.

specular

Pertaining to a mirror, as in specular reflection.
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Using the newly constructed light scattering instrument at NIST, optical scattering measurements on a single scratch at various scattering geometries collecting both the specular and nonspecular intensities were conducted.
We are lucky to have several possibles for the Champion Hurdle this season and Specular and Hasty Prince are two of them.
Figure 4a shows the image of a scratched black PC sample as viewed in specular geometry.
X-rays, because of their extremely short wavelengths and great penetrating power, are extremely difficult to reflect, particularly inthe specular or near-perpendicular mode.
JONJO O'NEILL saw a ray of sunshine through the storm clouds that have hung over his Jackdaws Castle stables since Christmas when Specular landed the novice chase to give the beleaguered trainer his first winner in 73 days, appropriately in the colours of his landlord JP McManus, writes Bruce Jackson.
10), can go to Jonjo O'Neill's SPECULAR, who has been backed in to 7-1 from 20-1 with William Hill for the Champion Hurdle itself in recent weeks.
TEST METHODS: T 653 om-03 Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees
Theoretically there was nor one Owens but several: the deconstructionist Owens, who translated a section of Derrida's Parergon; the psychoanalytic Owens of "The Medusa Effect, or, The Specular Ruse" (on Kruger); the feminist Owens, whose "Honor, Power, and the Love of Women" and "The Discourse of Others" shifted the terrain of postmodernist criticism to encompass questions of gender; and the queer Owens of "Outlaws: Gay Men in Feminism.
It incorporates two patented advances: automatic numerical uv adjustment for measuring fluorescent samples, and simultaneous measurement of the specular component included and excluded for glossy/non-glossy comparisons.
The scattered field in such cases is considered to be the sum of two components: the specular component and the diffuse component.
As Wiegman goes on to note, such overlaps of the specular and of panopticism were also evident in the ritualistic terror of the Ku Klux Klan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: