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Biprism
Biprism Bi"prism, n. [Pref. bi- + prism.] 1. A prism whose refracting angle is very nearly 180 degrees. 2. A combination of two short rectangular glass prisms cemented together at their diagonal faces so as to form a cube; -- called also optical cube. It is used in one form of photometer.
Diprismatic
Diprismatic Di`pris*mat"ic, a. [Prefix di- + prismatic.] Doubly prismatic.
I prismatica
Flower-de-luce Flow"er-de-luce", n. [Corrupted fr. fleur-de-lis.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs (Iris) with swordlike leaves and large three-petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the royal French emblem. Note: There are nearly one hundred species, natives of the north temperate zone. Some of the best known are Iris Germanica, I. Florentina, I. Persica, I. sambucina, and the American I. versicolor, I. prismatica, etc.
Macroprism
Macroprism Mac"ro*prism, n. [Macro- + prism.] (Crystallog.) A prism of an orthorhombic crystal between the macropinacoid and the unit prism; the corresponding pyramids are called macropyramids.
Prism glass
Prism glass Prism glass Glass with one side smooth and the other side formed into sharp-edged ridges so as to reflect the light that passes through, used at windows to throw the light into the interior.
prism telescope
Teinoscope Tei"no*scope, n. [Gr. ? to extend + -scope.] (Physics) An instrument formed by combining prisms so as to correct the chromatic aberration of the light while linear dimensions of objects seen through the prisms are increased or diminished; -- called also prism telescope. --Sir D. Brewster.
Prismatic
Prismatic Pris*mat"ic, Prismatical Pris*mat"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism.
Prismatic borax
Prismatic Pris*mat"ic, Prismatical Pris*mat"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism.
Prismatic cleavage
Cleavage Cleav"age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum, affording more or less smooth surfaces; the direction of the dividing plane; a fragment obtained by cleaving, as of a diamond. See Parting. 3. (Geol.) Division into lamin[ae], like slate, with the lamination not necessarily parallel to the plane of deposition; -- usually produced by pressure. Basal cleavage, cleavage parallel to the base of a crystal, or to the plane of the lateral axes. Cell cleavage (Biol.), multiplication of cells by fission. See Segmentation. Cubic cleavage, cleavage parallel to the faces of a cube. Diagonal cleavage, cleavage parallel to ta diagonal plane. Egg clavage. (Biol.) See Segmentation. Lateral cleavage, cleavage parallel to the lateral planes. Octahedral, Dodecahedral, or Rhombohedral, cleavage, cleavage parallel to the faces of an octahedron, dodecahedron, or rhombohedron. Prismatic cleavage, cleavage parallel to a vertical prism.
Prismatic colors
Prismatic Pris*mat"ic, Prismatical Pris*mat"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism.
Prismatic compass
Prismatic Pris*mat"ic, Prismatical Pris*mat"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism.
Prismatic spectrum
Spectrum Spec"trum, n.; pl. Spectra. [L. See Specter.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] 2. (Opt.) (a) The several colored and other rays of which light is composed, separated by the refraction of a prism or other means, and observed or studied either as spread out on a screen, by direct vision, by photography, or otherwise. See Illust. of Light, and Spectroscope. (b) A luminous appearance, or an image seen after the eye has been exposed to an intense light or a strongly illuminated object. When the object is colored, the image appears of the complementary color, as a green image seen after viewing a red wafer lying on white paper. Called also ocular spectrum. Absorption spectrum, the spectrum of light which has passed through a medium capable of absorbing a portion of the rays. It is characterized by dark spaces, bands, or lines. Chemical spectrum, a spectrum of rays considered solely with reference to their chemical effects, as in photography. These, in the usual photogrophic methods, have their maximum influence at and beyond the violet rays, but are not limited to this region. Chromatic spectrum, the visible colored rays of the solar spectrum, exhibiting the seven principal colors in their order, and covering the central and larger portion of the space of the whole spectrum. Continous spectrum, a spectrum not broken by bands or lines, but having the colors shaded into each other continously, as that from an incandescent solid or liquid, or a gas under high pressure. Diffraction spectrum, a spectrum produced by diffraction, as by a grating. Gaseous spectrum, the spectrum of an incandesoent gas or vapor, under moderate, or especially under very low, pressure. It is characterized by bright bands or lines. Normal spectrum, a representation of a spectrum arranged upon conventional plan adopted as standard, especially a spectrum in which the colors are spaced proportionally to their wave lengths, as when formed by a diffraction grating. Ocular spectrum. See Spectrum, 2 (b), above. Prismatic spectrum, a spectrum produced by means of a prism. Solar spectrum, the spectrum of solar light, especially as thrown upon a screen in a darkened room. It is characterized by numerous dark lines called Fraunhofer lines. Spectrum analysis, chemical analysis effected by comparison of the different relative positions and qualities of the fixed lines of spectra produced by flames in which different substances are burned or evaporated, each substance having its own characteristic system of lines. Thermal spectrum, a spectrum of rays considered solely with reference to their heating effect, especially of those rays which produce no luminous phenomena.
Prismatic spectrum
Prismatic Pris*mat"ic, Prismatical Pris*mat"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism.
Prismatical
Prismatic Pris*mat"ic, Prismatical Pris*mat"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism.
Prismatically
Prismatically Pris*mat"ic*al*ly, adv. In the form or manner of a prism; by means of a prism.
Prismatoidal
Prismatoidal Pris`ma*toid"al, a. [Gr. ?, ?, prism + -oid: F. prismato["i]de.] Having a prismlike form. --Ure.
Prismoid
Prismoid Pris"moid (pr[i^]z"moid), n. [Cf. F. prismto["i]de.] A body that approaches to the form of a prism.
Prismoidal
Prismoidal Pris*moid"al, a. Having the form of a prismoid; as, prismoidal solids.
Prismy
Prismy Pris"my, a. Pertaining to a prism. [R.]
Refracting angle of a prism
Refracting Re*fract"ing, a. Serving or tending to refract; as, a refracting medium. Refracting angle of a prism (Opt.), the angle of a triangular prism included between the two sides through which the refracted beam passes in the decomposition of light. Refracting telescope. (Opt.) See under Telescope.

Meaning of Prism from wikipedia

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- In geometry, a triangular prism is a three-sided prism; it is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding...
- A prism spectrometer is an optical spectrometer which uses a dispersive prism as its dispersive element. The prism refracts light into its different colors...
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