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specular

[spek-yuh-ler] /ˈspɛk yə lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or having the properties of a mirror.
2.
pertaining to a speculum.
3.
Optics. (of reflected light) directed, as from a smooth, polished surface (opposed to diffuse).
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin speculāris, equivalent to specul(um) a mirror (spec(ere) to look, regard + -ulum instrumental suffix; see -ule) + -āris -ar1
Related forms
specularly, adverb
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specular

/ˈspɛkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having the properties of a mirror specular reflection
2.
of or relating to a speculum
Derived Forms
specularly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin speculāris, from speculum a mirror, from specere to look at
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