dichroic

adjective

di·​chro·​ic dī-ˈkrō-ik How to pronounce dichroic (audio)
1
: having the property of dichroism
a dichroic crystal
a dichroic mirror
2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The black hole paperweight is designed with dense black and layers of dichroic glass to create a swirling vortex on an endless backdrop. Shannon Greeley, Discover Magazine, 30 Oct. 2020 Its round, 60-foot prismatic stage is made of dichroic glass and LED screens with eight subsections that can be rotated and raised. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2022 Prismatica features a collection of large, rotatable prisms, each around 6 feet high and made of panels covered with a dichroic film that reflects the colors of the rainbow. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 29 June 2022 Case in point: For this version of the iconic light fixture, Dixon filtered light through a dichroic filter, allowing for a chromatic effect. Kevin Leblanc, ELLE, 8 June 2022 This type of projector—often the most affordable—channels light through a prism or set of dichroic filters to create the colors in the picture. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 22 Apr. 2022 The new space features chrome vinyl on the walls and ceiling, plus dichroic film treatment on the windows that reflects light as cool blue in the mornings and hot pink in the afternoons. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Oct. 2021 The dichroic glass in the bedroom walls can appear to be pink, orange, or bright green at various times of the day. Wendy Goodman, Curbed, 14 June 2021 Practically seamless, the outer panes curve and ripple; their three-dimensional surface enhanced by a dichroic film that produces endless color variations. Stacey Leascsa, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Greek díchroos, díchrous "of two colors" (from di- di- + -chroos, adjective derivative of chrṓs "skin, flesh, complexion, color") + -ic entry 1 — more at -chrome

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dichroic was circa 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Dichroic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichroic. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

dichroic

adjective
di·​chro·​ic dī-ˈkrō-ik How to pronounce dichroic (audio)
1
: having the property of dichroism
a dichroic crystal
2
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