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dichroism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dichroism  \Di"chro*ism\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  two-colored;  di-  =  di`s- 
  twice  +  ?  color.]  (Opt.) 
  The  property  of  presenting  different  colors  by  transmitted 
  light,  when  viewed  in  two  different  directions,  the  colors 
  being  unlike  in  the  direction  of  unlike  or  unequal  axes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dichroism 
  n  :  pleochroism  of  a  crystal  so  that  it  exhibits  two  different 
  colors  when  viewed  from  two  different  directions 




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