prism glass

prism glass
: glass with one side smooth and the other side formed into sharp-edged ridges so as to reflect the light that passes through

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  • Prism glass — Glass with one side smooth and the other side formed into sharp edged ridges so as to reflect the light that passes through, used at windows to throw the light into the interior. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prism — (pr[i^]z m), n. [L. prisma, Gr. pri sma, fr. pri zein, pri ein, to saw: cf. F. prisme.] 1. (Geom.) A solid whose bases or ends are any similar, equal, and parallel plane figures, and whose sides are parallelograms. [1913 Webster] Note: Prisms of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prism — [ prızəm ] noun count any solid object that has a regular shape with flat sides and straight edges, especially an object with some sides shaped like a TRIANGLE a. a glass object in the shape of a prism, used for dividing light into its different… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prism — ► NOUN 1) a piece of glass or other transparent material of regular shape, used to separate white light into a spectrum of colours. 2) Geometry a solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and… …   English terms dictionary

  • prism — [priz′əm] n. [LL prisma < Gr, lit., something sawed < prizein, to saw < priein, to saw, bite; ? akin to Alb prish, (I) destroy, break] 1. Geom. a solid figure whose ends are parallel, polygonal, and equal in size and shape, and whose… …   English World dictionary

  • Prism (optics) — For other uses, see Prism (disambiguation). A plastic prism In optics, a prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light. The exact angles between the surfaces depend on the application. The traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • Prism compressor — A prism compressor is an optical device used to shorten the duration of a positively chirped ultrashort laser pulse by giving different wavelength components a different time delay. It typically consists of two prisms and a mirror. Figure 1 shows …   Wikipedia

  • glass — Synonyms and related words: CM glass, CR glass, achromatic lens, adobe, aerological instrument, agate glass, alabaster, aneroid barometer, aneroidograph, astigmatic lens, barograph, barometer, barometrograph, beaker, bifocals, bijouterie,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prism — /priz euhm/, n. 1. Optics. a transparent solid body, often having triangular bases, used for dispersing light into a spectrum or for reflecting rays of light. 2. Geom. a solid having bases or ends that are parallel, congruent polygons and sides… …   Universalium

  • Prism telescope — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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