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Wordnet 3.0


1. capable of reflecting light like a mirror;
- Example: "mirrorlike surface of the lake"
- Example: "a specular metal"
[syn: mirrorlike, specular]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Specular \Spec"u*lar\, a. [L. specularis (cf., from the same root, specula a lookout, watchtower): cf. F. sp['e]culaire. See Speculum.] 1. Having the qualities of a speculum, or mirror; having a smooth, reflecting surface; as, a specular metal; a specular surface. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Of or pertaining to a speculum; conducted with the aid of a speculum; as, a specular examination. [1913 Webster] 3. Assisting sight, as a lens or the like. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thy specular orb Apply to well-dissected kernels; lo! In each observe the slender threads Of first-beginning trees. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 4. Affording view. [R.] "Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Specular iron. (Min.) See Hematite. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

specular adj 1: capable of reflecting light like a mirror; "mirrorlike surface of the lake"; "a specular metal" [syn: mirrorlike, specular]