HyperDic: prism

English > 2 senses of the word prism:
NOUNshapeprisma polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms
artifactprism, optical prismoptical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz
prism > pronunciation
Soundsprih'zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > prism: 2 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms.
Narrowerparallelepiped, parallelopiped, parallelepipedon, parallelopipedonA prism whose bases are parallelograms
quadrangular prismA prism whose bases are quadrangles
triangular prismA prism whose bases are triangles
BroaderpolyhedronA solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
Spanishprisma
Catalanprisma
Adjectivesprismaticof or relating to or resembling or constituting / constituting a prism
English > prism: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningoptical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image.
Synonymoptical prism
Part ofbiprismAn optical device for obtaining interference fringes
spectroscope, prism spectroscopeAn optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
telescope, scopeA magnifier of images of distant objects
Narrowererecting prismA right-angled optical prism used to turn an inverted image upright
Broaderoptical deviceA device for producing or controlling light
Spanishprisma, prisma óptico
Catalanprisma, prisma òptic
Adjectivesprismaticof or relating to or resembling or constituting / constituting a prism
prismaticexhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism

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