roof-prism

roof prism

noun Optics.
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Amici prism

[uh-mee-chee]
noun Optics.
a compound prism that spreads out incident white light into a spectrum but produces no deviation of the central color of the dispersed beam.
Also called direct-vision prism, roof prism.


Origin:
named after G. B. Amici (1784–1863), Italian astronomer

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