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prism

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈprɪz.əm/
a transparent glass or plastic object that separates white light that passes through it into different colours
Translations of “prism”
in Vietnamese lăng trụ, lăng kính…
in Spanish prisma…
in Thai รูปทรงปริซึม, แก้วทรงเหลี่ยม…
in Malaysian prisma…
in French prisme…
in German das Prisma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 稜鏡…
in Indonesian prisma…
in Russian призма…
in Turkish prizma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 棱镜…
in Polish pryzmat…
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