Definition of prismatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪzˈmætɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪzˈmætɪk//
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  1. 1 (specialist) using or containing a prism; in the shape of a prism
  2. 2(literary) (of colours) formed by a prism; very bright and clear
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French prismatique, from Greek prisma ‘thing sawn’, from prizein ‘to saw’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prismatic