prismatic
adjective Date: 1709 1. relating to, resembling, or constituting a prism 2. a. formed by a prism b. resembling the colors formed by refraction of light through a prism <
prismatic effects
>
3. highly colored ; brilliant <
prismatic lyrics
>
4. having such symmetry that a general form with faces cutting all axes at unspecified intercepts is a prism <
prismatic crystals
>
prismatically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — PRISMÁTIC, Ă, prismatici, ce, adj. Care are forma unei prisme. – Din fr. prismatique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 09.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  prismátic adj. m., pl. prismátici; f. sg. prismátică, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • prismatic — prismatic, iridescent, opalescent, opaline are comparable when they mean marked by or displaying a variety of colors. Prismatic implies an exhibition of the colors of the spectrum (as when a ray of light is refracted by a prism) or of a rainbow.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prismatic — [priz mat′ik] adj. [< Gr prisma (gen. prismatos): see PRISM & IC] 1. of or resembling a prism 2. that refracts light as a prism 3. that forms or resembles prismatic colors 4. many colored; brilliant; dazzling prismatically adv …   English World dictionary

  • prismatic — 1709, from Gk. prismat , stem of prisma (see PRISM (Cf. prism)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prismatic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or having the form of a prism. 2) (of colours) formed, separated, or distributed by or as by a prism …   English terms dictionary

  • prismatic — prismatically, adv. /priz mat ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or like a prism. 2. formed by or as if by a transparent prism. 3. spectral in color; brilliant: prismatic colors. 4. highly varied or faceted: a prismatic existence. Also, prismatical …   Universalium

  • prismatic — pris|mat|ic [prızˈmætık] adj 1.) using or containing a ↑prism ▪ a prismatic compass 2.) a prismatic colour is very clear and bright …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prismatic — adjective 1 using or containing a prism: a prismatic compass 2 a prismatic colour is very clear and bright …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prismatic — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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