Prismatic

Definition of Prismatic

Pris`mat´ic
a.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.

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