of, relating to, or like a prism.
formed by or as if by a transparent prism.
spectral in color; brilliant: prismatic colors.
highly varied or faceted: a prismatic existence.
Origin of prismatic
1700–10;Related formspris·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbin·ter·pris·mat·ic, adjectiveun·pris·mat·ic, adjectiveun·pris·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·pris·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
< Greek prīsmat-
(stem of prîsma
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Derived Formsprismatically, adverb
concerned with, containing, or produced by a prism
exhibiting bright spectral coloursprismatic light
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Word Origin and History for prismatically
1709, from Greek prismat-, stem of prisma (see prism) + -ic. Related: Prismatical (1650s).
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Relating to or resembling a prism.
Formed by refraction of light through a prism, used especially of a spectrum of light.
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