• WordNet 3.6
    • adj prismatic exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism "prismatic light"
    • adj prismatic of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism "prismatic form"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prismatic Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage.
    • Prismatic (Crystallog) Same as Orthorhombic.
    • Prismatic Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prismatic Of or pertaining to a prism; having the form of a prism.
    • prismatic Separated or distributed by, or as if by, a transparent prism; formed by a prism; varied in color: as, a prismatic spectrum; prismatic colors.
    • prismatic In anatomy, noting muscles whose fibers run direct and parallel with one another from the point of origin to the point of insertion: correlative with pyramidal, 3, and rhomboidal, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Prismatic 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:

We need all the seven prismatic tints to make the perfect white light.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The Death Mist went on, draining from the roadway to follow the tall, prismatically-colored cloud.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Prismatic colours are so radiantly glorious, that when we see the rainbow in the sky it is each time a joyful surprise.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Under the towering and prismatic Fra Diavolo he cowered, an insignificant figure.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The colours in the rainbow have the same proportional breadth as the spaces in the prismatic spectrum.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
A prismatic blur reeled before him.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
His style is prismatic.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
To-day it sparkled with prismatic hues.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
Babylon, then, prismatic and learned, was the most respectable place on earth.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
It was a cloudy day, yet the front glistened with prismatic splendor.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various

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:

Prismatic triangulation of a simplicial set.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
We shall call P.S the prismatic triangulation of S .
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Remark 1: We can calculate the homology of the geometric realization of a prismatic set as follows: A prismatic set P.,. has a double complex (Cp,n (P S ), ∂F , ∂H ).
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