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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism;
- Example: "prismatic form"

2. exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism;
- Example: "prismatic light"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prismatic \Pris*mat"ic\, Prismatical \Pris*mat"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. prismatique.] 1. Resembling, or pertaining to, a prism; as, a prismatic form or cleavage. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated or distributed by a prism; formed by a prism; as, prismatic colors. [1913 Webster] 3. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic. [1913 Webster] Prismatic borax (Chem.), borax crystallized in the form of oblique prisms, with ten molecules of water; -- distinguished from octahedral borax. Prismatic colors (Opt.), the seven colors into which light is resolved when passed through a prism; primary colors. See Primary colors, under Color. Prismatic compass (Surv.), a compass having a prism for viewing a distant object and the compass card at the same time. Prismatic spectrum (Opt.), the spectrum produced by the passage of light through a prism. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless. Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled] Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5] 2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque] [WordNet 1.5] 3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome. Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.] Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prismatic adj 1: of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism; "prismatic form" 2: exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism; "prismatic light"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "prismatic": bicolor, bicolored, chromatic, cold, colorful, colorific, coloring, colory, cool, crazy, daedal, dichromatic, divers-colored, glowing, harlequin, harmonious, kaleidoscopic, many-colored, matching, medley, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, multiangular, multicolor, multicolored, multicolorous, multilateral, parti-color, parti-colored, pigmentary, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, polygonal, polyhedral, prismal, prismoid, pyramidal, pyramidic, rainbow, shot, shot through, spectral, thunder and lightning, tinctorial, tingent, toning, trichromatic, trichromic, tricolor, tricolored, two-tone, varicolored, variegated, versicolor, versicolored, warm