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Definition of Prism


  1. A solid whose bases or ends are any similar, equal, and parallel plane figures, and whose sides are parallelograms.
  2. A transparent body, with usually three rectangular plane faces or sides, and two equal and parallel triangular ends or bases; -- used in experiments on refraction, dispersion, etc.
  3. A form the planes of which are parallel to the vertical axis. See Form, n., 13.
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