Definitions for PRISMˈprɪz əm
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a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms
prism, optical prism(noun)
optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image
A polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape, the other faces being parallelogram-shaped sides.
A transparent block in the shape of a prism (typically with triangular ends), used to split or reflect light.
A crystal in which the faces are parallel to the vertical axis.
Origin: prisma, from πρίσμα, from πρίζειν.
a solid whose bases or ends are any similar, equal, and parallel plane figures, and whose sides are parallelograms
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
a form the planes of which are parallel to the vertical axis. See Form, n., 13
Origin: [L. prisma, Gr. pri`sma, fr. pri`zein, pri`ein, to saw: cf. F. prisme.]
In optics, a prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light. At least two of the flat surfaces must have an angle between them. The exact angles between the surfaces depend on the application. The traditional geometrical shape is that of a triangular prism with a triangular base and rectangular sides, and in colloquial use "prism" usually refers to this type. Some types of optical prism are not in fact in the shape of geometric prisms. Prisms can be made from any material that is transparent to the wavelengths for which they are designed. Typical materials include glass, plastic and fluorite. A prism can be used to break light up into its constituent spectral colors. Prisms can also be used to reflect light, or to split light into components with different polarizations.
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The successful completion of the Goldman Sachs BDC IPO is a good sign of an industry continuing to grow and institutionalize. I see the Goldman IPO through that prism.
While he was seen by his fiercest critics as a partisan lightning rod, that's not the prism through which Ted Kennedy saw the world, nor was it the prism through which his colleagues saw Ted Kennedy.
What seems ninety nine percent impossible through the prism of your mind, seems absolutely possible through your soul's eyes. Minds have learnt to doubt even your own ability while our souls know simply how to trust. Dissolve your mind if you must, open up to all possibilities through your soul's eyes, MickeyMize.
It's a truly miraculous sound they create ... There's a whole choir, there's strings, there's soloists, there's amazing percussion. It's a really dynamic and joyous sound, we're so used to seeing Syria through the prism of news, which is entirely a negative thing. This concert will give a completely different perspective.
At this point she is already considered by voters as a candidate in full and, as a result, a story like this is one is viewed through such a prism by voters, for those outside of D.C., this is just the latest in a long string of partisan he saids, she saids that is hard to follow and does not appear especially relevant to their lives.
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