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Meaning of PRISMATIC

Pronunciation:  priz'matik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism; "prismatic light"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism; "prismatic form"

PRISMATIC is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: colorful, colourful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

{Prismatic spectrum} (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the
   passage of light through a prism.