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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.

Prism Quotations

We shouldn't judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes.
Queen Rania of Jordan

The great thing about celebrity culture is that they can't seem to stop themselves from displaying their ridiculous behaviour. I feel it's my job as a serious investigative journalist to witness all kinds of behaviour and then report back to the audience through the prism of my own anger and bitterness.
Kathy Griffin

The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
Doris Kearns Goodwin

I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.
Arvo Part

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
Charles Dickens
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Prism Translations

prism in Dutch is prisma
prism in French is prisme
prism in German is Prisma
prism in Portuguese is prisma
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