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EtymologyEdit

Late Latin prisma, from Ancient Greek πρίσματος (prísmatos), from Ancient Greek πρίσμα (prísma, something sawed), from πρίζειν (prízein, to saw).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪzəm/, [ˈpʰɹ̠̊ɪzm̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɪzəm

NounEdit

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.

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

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