prismatic

adjective pris·mat·ic \ priz-ˈma-tik \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

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

prismatically

play \priz-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of prismatic in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of prismatic

1668

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PRISMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of prismatic for English Language Learners

  • : using, containing, or shaped like a prism


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prismatic

adjective pris·mat·ic \ priz-ˈmat-ik \

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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