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In GEOMETRY : It is a solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelograms. IN OPTICS : a glass or other transparent object in the form of a prism, especially one that is triangular with refracting surfaces at an acute angle... read more
In GEOMETRY : It is a solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelograms. IN OPTICS : a glass or other transparent object in the form of a prism, especially one that is triangular with refracting surfaces at an acute angle with each other and that separates white light into a spectrum of colours. read less
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GEOMETRY a solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelograms. OPTICS a glass or other transparent object in the form of a prism, especially one that is triangular with refracting surfaces at an acute angle with each other... read more
GEOMETRY a solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelograms. OPTICS a glass or other transparent object in the form of a prism, especially one that is triangular with refracting surfaces at an acute angle with each other and that separates white light into a spectrum of colours. read less
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a prism is a transparent optical element which refract light. it can be used to split light into its several components.
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A triple refraction arrangement made by glass where angle between the planes are 120 Degree each.
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A solid geometrical figure whose ends are similar ,equal and parallel, whose sides parallelograms
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A prism is an object made up of a transparent material like glass or plastic that has at least two flat surfaces that form an acute angle (less than 90 degrees). White light is comprised of all the colors of the rainbow. When white light is passed through a prism, the colors of the rainbow emerge from... read more
A prism is an object made up of a transparent material like glass or plastic that has at least two flat surfaces that form an acute angle (less than 90 degrees). White light is comprised of all the colors of the rainbow. When white light is passed through a prism, the colors of the rainbow emerge from the prism much like in the figure here. read less
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a prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light. At least two of the flat surfaces must have an angle between them. The exact angles between the surfaces depend on the application.
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Prism is a triangular object with refracting surfaces at an acute angle with each other and that separates white light into a spectrum of colours.
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A prism is transparent solid body, most commonly having triangular base, use for dispersing light into spectrum. Hope it will help you. -Itee Institute
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Prism is a transparent optical element
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