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noun as in crystal

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That one went quickly out to the left, where Smith caught it and made a breathtaking passage around three Ohio State defenders in the last little prism of space available on the left side of the field, stopping only 22 yards later.

The scientists could watch through a tiny prism as neurons fired and lit up.

The favored approach to understanding colonial rule, particularly in Africa, is through the prism of political governance—how the colonial authority was imposed through local or native authorities.

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Try placing some plastic wrap or a prism over the lens to test out different effects in refracting the light.

The viewfinder has moved over to the top left corner of the body—the A7 line puts it at the top where the prism would be on a DSLR.

I recognize my inability to truly understand these events in the same context or view these events through exactly the same prism.

You had the PRISM program, and you also have National Security letters.

He pops from the screen as a charismatic, occasionally messianic “human prism,” as Moss calls him.

Snowden himself exposed a program known as PRISM that provided these so-called back doors to the NSA in the United States.

Mistakes happen, nuance is often lost, and everything is seen through a prism of who is winning and who is losing.

At eighteen does not love hold a prism between the world and the eyes of a young girl?

His name and his bright past, seen through the prism of whispered gossip, had gained him the nickname of The Admiral.

It was an irregular trapezium, a mass struck off from the colossal granitic prism of the Great Douvre.

A theme taken from a medival author; an antique figure, that of Virgil, but seen through the prism of modern poetry.

Analysis by the prism alone has quite doubled the knowledge that was previously available.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prism, such as: cylinder, figure, gem, spectrum, and stone.

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