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. [1913 Webster]

2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. [1913 Webster]

3. (Crystallog.) Same as {Orthorhombic}. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Prismatic spectrum — Spectrum Spec trum, n.; pl. {Spectra}. [L. See {Specter}.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prismatic spectrum — prizminis spektras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. dispersion spectrum; prismatic spectrum; refraction spectrum vok. Brechungsspektrum, n; Dispersionsspektrum, n; Prismenspektrum, n rus. дисперсионный спектр, m; призматический спектр …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spectrum — Spec trum, n.; pl. {Spectra}. [L. See {Specter}.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spectrum analysis — Spectrum Spec trum, n.; pl. {Spectra}. [L. See {Specter}.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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