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 for prismatic
From 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]

From 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]

From 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"

From 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
  
  

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