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prism

â–¸ noun: Any medium that resolves a seemingly simple matter into its elements
â–¸ noun: a solid object that has a regular shape and can be cut into slices that all have the same shape. A prism usually has two or more sides shaped like a triangle.
â–¸ noun: a glass object in the shape of a prism, used for dividing light into its different colors
â–¸ noun: optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image
â–¸ noun: a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms

See Also


Corner Cube Prisms
Differentiation
Rainbow
Refraction

Created by Dale Pond. Last Modification: Tuesday April 5, 2011 06:02:47 MDT by Dale Pond.