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noun 
  1. (mathematics) A polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape, the other faces being parallelogram-shaped sides.
  2. A transparent block in the shape of a prism (typically with triangular ends), used to split or reflect light.
  3. A crystal in which the faces are parallel to the vertical axis.
Etymology: prisma, "sawn to shape"


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