Word of the Day: Spectrum

by Sep 13, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day

spec-trum / spek-trəm
 
noun
 
1.      a continuum of colors, typically light waves, arranged as they would be when passing through a prism
When I set a glass prism on a windowsill and allow the sun to flood through it, aspectrum of colors dances on the floor.
Diane Ackerman, 1948-
 
2.      any type of range organized by color, used to test the frequency or energy of electromagnetism, mass, etc.
Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality.
R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895-1983
 
3.      a range or sequence of things
We think success is one thing, but it’s actually a spectrum of where our life takes us.
Mike Birbiglia, 1978-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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