Meaning of PRISM in English


noun a form the planes of which are parallel to the vertical axis. ·see form, ·noun, 13.

2. prism ·noun a solid whose bases or ends are any similar, equal, and parallel plane figures, and whose sides are parallelograms.

3. prism ·noun a transparent body, with usually three rectangular plane faces or sides, and two equal and parallel triangular ends or bases;

— used in experiments on refraction, dispersion, ·etc.

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