What does pleochroism mean?

Definitions for pleochroismpliˈɒk roʊˌɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleochroism(noun)

    the phenomenon of different colors appearing when certain crystals are viewed from different directions


  1. pleochroism(Noun)

    The optical phenomenon in some colored, transparent crystals (such as tourmaline) in which the color is different in different directions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleochroism(noun)

    the property possessed by some crystals, of showing different colors when viewed in the direction of different axes

  2. Origin: [Gr. mor + color.]


  1. Pleochroism

    Pleochroism is an optical phenomenon in which a substance appears to be different colors when observed at different angles, especially with polarized light.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleochroism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleochroism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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