• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Prismatically In the form or manner of a prism; by means of a prism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prismatically In the form or manner of a prism; by means of a prism.
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    “Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.”


In literature:

The little creatures glance about like prismatic rays embodied in the smallest visible forms.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
These halos, both round the moon and candles, occasionally exhibited faintly some of the prismatic colours.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
The whole mass flashed prismatic rays of indescribable beauty and intensity.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
The plantain is twice as large and prismatic, and uncooked is unhealthy.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Is prismatic window glass superior to plain?
"Health Work in the Public Schools" by Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres
How it glistened and sparkled; and that too with all the prismatic colours!
"The Story of a Dewdrop" by J. R. Macduff
I used the word "prismatic" just now of the schools of Crystal, as being iridescent.
"Lectures on Landscape" by John Ruskin
He turns types into prismatics, and paragraphs into paintings.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
Toward the south-western corner there was a prismatic tower.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The foliage, touched here and there with prismatic tints, drooped motionless in the golden haze.
"Quite So" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Nevertheless they are quite sufficient to interfere with and refract the light rays and to split them up prismatically.
"The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones" by John Mastin
In the gray Trant atmosphere she flashed with prismatic fires.
"The Long Run" by Edith Wharton
The prose light of common day is breaking into prismatic rays.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
If examined closely there are prismatic colours.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
Near by is Prismatic Lake, about four hundred feet long and two hundred and fifty feet wide.
"The Lure of the Camera" by Charles S. Olcott
Beneath the sun, the white expanse shimmered in prismatic brilliance.
"The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel" by Marvin Dana
And then he and Keats agreed he had destroyed all the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to the prismatic colours.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
The range was already prismatic, sharpened into fresh beauty below a sky as blue as June.
"The Higher Court" by Mary Stewart Daggett
Here and there it exhibited cascades and slight waterfalls that danced in the sunlight, sending up showers of prismatic spray.
"The White Squaw" by Mayne Reid
We are apt to forget, when looking at the spectrum, that what the eye sees is not all that is to be found in the prismatic analysis of light.
"Colour Measurement and Mixture" by W. de W. Abney

In poetry:

Prismatic from the deep
Vast being of your sleep
The seething populous
World, gaily amorous.
Burns verily with each hue
That emanates from you.
"Idealism" by E J Rupert Atkinson
For oft at dawn hast not beheld
A spirit of prismatic hue
Blow wide the buds, which night has swelled?
And stain them through
With heav'n's ethereal gold and blue?
"Occult" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

"Prismatic Debussy " Schedule Highlights.
The new ZONEfree temporary cement contains prismatic, color-blending nanofillers that act like tiny beads of glass to reflect the color of any adjacent surface.
The new press provides high-decoration for clients interested in hot stamp, cold foil, emboss, deboss, silk screen and specialty prismatic effects.
Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring, the park's largest hot spring, makes for a stunning photo in this aerial shot.
INTERVIEWS Watch Daphni's Prismatic Clip for Second Post-Caribou Single 'Pairs'.
Flash mob at Eastview Mall to promote The Prismatic Debussy Festival at the Eastman School of Music.
REBORN – New York troupe The Builders Association offers prismatic solo show for Susan Sontag fans (and perhaps a few others).
Vela is a modular system with a prismatic geometry that bases its singularity in the balance of its proportions.
The first product launch under Prism 's brand name is Prismatic D2F, an aqueous, direct-to-fabric, pigmented formulation for use with Roland, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Epson printers.
In a London house that's flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.
Series 5900 is a 9-mil, 10-year prismatic reflective film, featuring a clear, permanent adhesive designed for long-term reflectivity .
Technicolor robes (prismatic 2004 follow-up Together We're Heavy ).

In science:

In this paper we shall give a more systematic treatment of prismatic sets and their properties but we shall concentrate on the applications to lattice gauge theory extending the work of Phillips and Stone to arbitrary simplicial sets and all dimensions.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
For a simplicial set S and the prismatic triangulation P. S there is another closely related prismatic set ¯PpS. which as we shall see for a simplicial complex is the nerve of the covering by stars of vertices considered as a prismatic set.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
For a simplicial complex K there is another prismatic complex defined using the stars of simplices.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Comparison of the two Star Simplicial Sets We shall now prove that this is closely related to the prismatic set ¯P S defined in the previous section.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
For the definition of a classifying map we need a prismatic version of the standard construction of the classifying space.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
In order to make this simplicial set discrete we can replace G by the singular simplicial set of continuous maps Sq G = Map(∆q , G) and E.S.G as in Example 2.8. is a prismatic set.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Theorem 8.1. 1) For given c.t.f.’s {vσ }, there is a canonical prismatic map m : ¯P.S. → P.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Corollary 8.2. (Phil lips-Stone) 1) A set of compatible transition functions {vσ } for K a simplicial complex there is a natural prismatic map P.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Remark: The point of the corollary is that there is a connection in the prismatic universal bundle in the simplicial sense (see ) which thus pulls back to a connection in the bundle over the star complex.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
This is because Mn ions have a strong tendency to avoid the trigonal prismatic oxygen coordination.
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization
Because the W/SciFi detector uses green fibers, it was read out using a Hamamatsu R7899MOD (Extended Green Photocathode, 1-inch diameter, Prismatic Window) photomultiplier tube.
A Tungsten / Scintillating Fiber Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype for a High-Rate Muon g-2 Experiment
The ADC can add an opposite amount of dispersion to the incoming light, effectively negating the effect of the atmospheric prismatic dispersion (Figure 5).
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
Set the angle of the ADC prisms such that the residual atmospheric prismatic dispersion is minimized on the science instruments. 3.
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
It is theoretically possible to design an atmospheric dispersion compensator (ADC) by introducing prismatic elements into the optical path to cancel the effects of atmospheric dispersion without introducing other aberrations.
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
First is that the Lambert cube, or at that time the Cube, contained three distinct prismatic 4-circuits.
Volumes in Hyperbolic Space