Dove prism

noun

Do·​ve prism
ˈdōvə-
: a prism that reverts an image but does not produce deviation or displacement of the beam, the rotation of the prism about the axis of the beam rotating the beam at twice the rate of rotation of the prism

Word History

Etymology

probably after Heinrich W. Dove †1879 German physicist

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“Dove prism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dove%20prism. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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