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prismatic

prismatic

adjective pris·mat·ic \priz-ˈma-tik\

: using, containing, or shaped like a prism

Full Definition of PRISMATIC

1
:  relating to, resembling, or constituting a prism
2
a :  formed by a prism
b :  resembling the colors formed by refraction of light through a prism <prismatic effects>
3
:  highly colored :  brilliant <prismatic lyrics>
4
:  having such symmetry that a general form with faces cutting all axes at unspecified intercepts is a prism <prismatic crystals>
pris·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PRISMATIC

  1. <with its prismatic plumage, the ruby-throated hummingbird is one of our garden's most prized visitors>

First Known Use of PRISMATIC

1709

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum

prismatic

adjective pris·mat·ic \priz-ˈmat-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRISMATIC

1
:  relating to, resembling, or constituting a prism
2
:  formed by a prism
3
:  having such symmetry that a general form with faces cutting all axes at unspecified intercepts is a prism <prismatic crystals>

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