Biprism
Biprism Bi"prism, n. [Pref. bi- + prism.] 1. A prism whose refracting angle is very nearly 180 degrees. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A combination of two short rectangular glass prisms cemented together at their diagonal faces so as to form a cube; -- called also {optical cube}. It is used in one form of photometer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • biprism — /buy priz euhm/, n. Optics. a triangular prism with an apex angle slightly less than 180°: when illuminated by a point source of light it produces two overlapping beams that form an interference pattern on a screen. Also called Fresnel biprism.… …   Universalium

  • biprism — biprizmė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. biprism vok. Biprisma, n; Zwillingsprisma, n rus. бипризма, f pranc. biprisme, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • biprism — noun a) A fusion of two triangular prisms b) An optical device of this construction used to generate interference fringes …   Wiktionary

  • biprism — bi·prism …   English syllables

  • biprism — noun an optical device for obtaining interference fringes • Hypernyms: ↑optical device • Part Meronyms: ↑prism, ↑optical prism …   Useful english dictionary

  • fresnel biprism — noun Usage: usually capitalized F : biprism * * * Optics. biprism. [1935 40; see FRESNEL] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fresnel biprism — noun see biprism * * * Optics. biprism. [1935 40; see FRESNEL] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fresnel biprism — Optics. biprism. [1935 40; see FRESNEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fresnel biprism — Frenelio biprizmė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Fresnel biprism vok. Biprisma von Fresnel, n; Frenelsches Biprisma, n; Frenelsches Doppelprisma, n rus. бипризма Френеля, f pranc. biprisme de Fresnel, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • optical cube — Biprism Bi prism, n. [Pref. bi + prism.] 1. A prism whose refracting angle is very nearly 180 degrees. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A combination of two short rectangular glass prisms cemented together at their diagonal faces so as to form a cube;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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