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con·tin·u·ous spec·trum

a spectrum in which there are no absorption bands or lines.

continuous spectrum

1. An unbroken series of wavelengths, either visible or invisible.
2. An unbroken range of radiations of different wavelengths in any portion of the invisible spectrum.
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However, spiral "nebulae" display continuous spectra like the Sun's, as though their feeble light arises from a myriad of unresolved stars.
Chaos is a kind of steady-state solution giving rise to continuous spectra, at least for some frequency intervals.
The computation of spectral density functions for singular Sturm-Liouville problems involving simple continuous spectra.

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