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Etymology Edit

Latin prisma, from Ancient Greek πρίσμα (prísma, something sawed), from πρίζω (prízō, to saw).

Pronunciation Edit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪz(ə)m/, [ˈpʰɹ̠̊ɪzm̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɪzəm

Noun Edit

prism (plural prisms)

  1. (geometry) A polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape, the other faces being parallelogram-shaped sides.
  2. A transparent block in the shape of a prism (typically with triangular ends), used to split or reflect light.
  3. A crystal in which the faces are parallel to the vertical axis.
  4. (figurative) A perspective that colors one's perception.
    • 2023 June 10, Phil McNulty, “Manchester City 1 - 0 Inter Milan”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      It is a simple fact that many outside the Abu Dhabi-owned club will always view their triumph through the prism of the charges of 115 financial breaches brought against them by the Premier League, charges they fiercely deny.

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  • Japanese: プリズム (purizumu)
  • Korean: 프리즘 (peurijeum)
  • Thai: ปริซึม (bprí-sʉ̂m)

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