prismatic glass


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prismatic glass

1. Rolled glass that has parallel prisms on one face. These refract the transmitted light and thus change its direction.
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2. Rolled glass that has parallel prisms on one face. These refract the transmitted light and thus change its direction.
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prismatic glass

Rolled glass ? to ¼ in. (3.2 to 6.4 mm) thick, one face of which consists of parallel prisms that refract the transmitted light, thereby changing the direction of the light rays.
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