• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prismatical Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage.
    • Prismatical (Crystallog) Same as Orthorhombic.
    • Prismatical Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prismatical Same as prismatic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Prismatical resembling or pertaining to a prism: separated or formed by 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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prismatique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. prisma, -atos.


In literature:

The main cause of this change being, that the prismatic cloud itself is always in rapid, and generally in fluctuating motion.
"The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century" by John Ruskin
Abdomen: shining, punctured, and prismatic.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
The whole mass flashed prismatic rays of indescribable beauty and intensity.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
The prismatic colours of a fashionable school of art may stain them.
"Practical Mysticism" by Evelyn Underhill
The transverse thread is beaten firmly home by means of a heavy prismatic piece of wood.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The prismatic space or solid raised out on the weather side by the inclination of the ship.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Newton determined to analyze the prismatic hues.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
At his right hand was the wireless transmitter, together with a pair of prismatic glasses and map.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Jim's brain whirled little prismatic clouds before his vision, as he rose and shook Jennie's extended hand.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
Kurt looked on helplessly, perplexed by this last mood of his prismatic young prisoner.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates

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:

The orthoglide has three parallel P RP aR identical chains (where P , R and P a stands for Prismatic, Revolute and Parallelogram joint, respectively).
Design of a Three-Axis Isotropic Parallel Manipulator for Machining Applications: The Orthoglide
Particular examples are the prismatic subdivision of a simplicial set S and the prismatic star of S .
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Thus for a Lie group G and a set of parallel transport functions defining the transition over faces of the simplices, we define a classifying map from the prismatic star to a prismatic version of the classifying space of G.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
In turn this defines a G-bundle over the prismatic star.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Prismatic Sets and Stars of Simplicial Complexes 5.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets