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prismatic

or prismatical

[priz-mat-ik] /prɪzˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating 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.
Origin of prismatic
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek prīsmat- (stem of prîsma) prism + -ic
Related forms
prismatically, adverb
interprismatic, adjective
unprismatic, adjective
unprismatical, adjective
unprismatically, adverb
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prismatic

/prɪzˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
concerned with, containing, or produced by a prism
2.
exhibiting bright spectral colours: prismatic light
3.
(crystallog) another word for orthorhombic
Derived Forms
prismatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for prismatic
adj.

1709, from Greek prismat-, stem of prisma (see prism) + -ic. Related: Prismatical (1650s).

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prismatic
  (prĭz-māt'ĭk)   
  1. Relating to or resembling a prism.

  2. Formed by refraction of light through a prism, used especially of a spectrum of light.


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