di·​chro·​ic | \ dī-ˈkrō-ik How to pronounce dichroic (audio) \

Definition of dichroic

1 : having the property of dichroism a dichroic crystal a dichroic mirror

Examples of dichroic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The Optika6 posted one of the highest versatility scores in our test, thanks largely to the highly functional dichroic reticle coating. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 18 Aug. 2020 At higher powers, the BDC hashes (which are standard chromium and not dichroic) come into play, and provide holdover references out to 600 yards. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 18 Aug. 2020 Dating back to around 400 CE and made of dichroic glass, the Lycurgus Cup is notable for exhibiting different colors depending on the light. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 June 2019 Some $22 million in bonds paid more than 80 percent of the construction costs of the museum, made of Kansas limestone and dichroic glass, which changes color with the light. Eric Adler And Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of dichroic

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dichroic

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

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The first known use of dichroic was circa 1859

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“Dichroic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichroic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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di·​chro·​ic | \ dī-ˈkrō-ik How to pronounce dichroic (audio) \

Medical Definition of dichroic

1 : having the property of dichroism a dichroic crystal


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