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Meaning of "pleochroism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PLEOCHROISM

Pleo- + -chroism, from Greek khrōs skin colour.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PLEOCHROISM

pleochroism  [plɪˈɒkrəʊˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLEOCHROISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pleochroism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PLEOCHROISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pleochroism

Pleochroism

Pleochroism is an optical phenomenon in which a substance appears to be different colors when observed at different angles, especially with polarized light.

Definition of pleochroism in the English dictionary

The definition of pleochroism in the dictionary is a property of certain crystals of absorbing light to an extent that depends on the orientation of the electric vector of the light with respect to the optic axes of the crystal. The effect occurs in uniaxial crystals and esp in biaxial crystals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLEOCHROISM


altruism
ˈæltruːˌɪzəm
atheism
ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm
dichroism
ˈdaɪkrəʊˌɪzəm
echoism
ˈɛkəʊˌɪzəm
egoism
ˈiːɡəʊˌɪzəm
Foism
ˈfəʊˌɪzəm
heroism
ˈhɛrəʊˌɪzəm
hidalgoism
hɪˈdælɡəʊˌɪzəm
Hindooism
ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm
Hinduism
ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm
Judaism
ˈdʒuːdeɪˌɪzəm
locoism
ˈləʊkəʊˌɪzəm
Lysenkoism
lɪˈsɛŋkəʊˌɪzəm
machoism
ˈmætʃəʊˌɪzəm
Ramboism
ˈræmbəʊˌɪzəm
Titoism
ˈtiːtəʊˌɪzəm
tribadism
ˈtrɪbədˌɪzəm
trichroism
ˈtraɪkrəʊˌɪzəm
vampirism
ˈvæmpaɪərˌɪzəm
xanthochroism
zænˈθɒkrəʊˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLEOCHROISM

plentitude
plenty
plenum
plenum system
pleochroic
pleomorphic
pleomorphism
pleomorphous
pleomorphy
pleon
pleonal
pleonasm
pleonast
pleonaste
pleonastic
pleonastical
pleonastically
pleonectic
pleonexia
pleopod

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLEOCHROISM

albinoism
Averroism
Castroism
dodoism
epizoism
hoboism
hoodooism
hylozoism
Maoism
me-tooism
Moism
Negroism
panegoism
polychroism
Shintoism
Taoism
voodooism
yahooism
zoism

Synonyms and antonyms of pleochroism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pleochroism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLEOCHROISM

Find out the translation of pleochroism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pleochroism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pleochroism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

多色性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pleocroísmo
570 millions of speakers

English

pleochroism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्लेओक्रोइस्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تعدد التلاون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плеохроизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pleochroism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

pleochroism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pléochroïsme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pleochroism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pleochroismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

多色性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다색성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pleochroism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đa sắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pleochroism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुलांचा पट्टा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pleokroyizma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pleocroismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pleochroism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плеохроизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pleochroism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pleochroism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pleochroïsme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pleochroism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pleochroism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pleochroism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEOCHROISM»

The term «pleochroism» is normally little used and occupies the 135.785 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEOCHROISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pleochroism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pleochroism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pleochroism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLEOCHROISM»

Discover the use of pleochroism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pleochroism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Single-chain Silicates
The second change in dispersion may be of diagnostic value in distinguishing minerals in the two compositional ranges Fs15 to Fs50 and Fs50 to Fs80. Pleochroism. Many orthopyroxenes in the bronzite-hypersthene compositional range are ...
William Alexander Deer, Robert Andrew Howie, J. Zussman, 1997
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Minerals of the World
Pleochroism is the collective term for any such phenomena. If two main colors can be observed, it is often called dichroism; three colors, trichroism. Dichroism is possible only in tetragonal, hexagonal, and trigonal crystal systems; trichroism ...
Walter Schumann, 2008
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Gemstones of the World
With the diamond cut, the ideal total reflection and the highest brilliance has been reached. Pleochroism Some gems appear to have different colors or depth of color when viewed in different directions. This is caused by the differing absorption ...
Walter Schumann, 2009
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Gemmology
The effect is called pleochroism ('many coloured'), and when the light passing through the stone is split into two colours or shades the stone is said to be dichroic; if three colours or shades are produced, the gem is trichroic. Dichroism is ...
Peter Read, 2012
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Fundamentals Of Optical, Spectroscopic And X-Ray Mineralogy
however, show pleochroism beyond the optical region and are studied by spectrophotometers, aided by polarisers. This has been discussed in chapter III. 2.4.1. Polarisation colour and pleochroism for mineral identi Heat ion Primarily colour is ...
Sachinath Mitra, 1996
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Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory
Pleochroism, or dichroism when it occurs in uniaxial crystals, may be observed in minerals belonging to all crystal systems except the cubic system. This fact provides one clue to the cause of pleochroism, that it originates within cations in ...
Roger George Burns, 1993
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Rock Forming Minerals 3B: Layered Silicates Excluding Micas ...
Where both a and y have been determined, the birefringence can be shown to increase dramatically with increasing Fe'+ (from -0.030 to >0. l00). but because of the intensity of pleochroism this is difficult to observe. Most stilpnomelanes show  ...
William Alexander Deer, Robert Andrew Howie, J. Zussman, 2009
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Monteregian Treasures: The Minerals of Mont Saint-Hilaire, ...
50° Orientation: Z = b; Y:c = 12° Pleochroism: X greenish-blue, Y pale orange- yellow, Z brownish-green or violet (CA-4) Biaxial (-): a= 1.688, /3= 1.700, y= 1.704 (589 nm) 2V: meas. = 60°; calc. = 59° Orientation: Z = b; Y:c = 13.5° Pleochroism: ...
Joseph Anthony Mandarino, Violet Anderson, 1989
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Crystal Identification with the Polarizing Microscope
COLOR, ABSORPTION, AND PLEOCHROISM Most colored uniaxial crystals show differential absorption of transmitted light related to vibration directions associated with e and w. If a different amount of some wavelengths of light is absorbed ...
R.E. Stoiber, Stearns Anthony Morse, 1994
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Technical Bulletin
PLEOCHROISM If white light is transmitted through any substance it will be found that somewhat less light emerges than entered. In other words, it will be found that the substance absorbed part of the light. If the amount of light absorbed is ...
‎1933

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLEOCHROISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pleochroism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gems & Gemology Illuminates Sri Lanka's Gem Industry
The issue also reveals the unusual beauty found within non-nacreous pen pearls, a practical look at the phenomenon of pleochroism and its ... «Rapaport, Nov 14»
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Unravelling a Volcano Using Crystals Under a Microscope
This image is in plain polarized light, so the amphibole are showing one of their diagnostic properties, pleochroism. Image by Erik Klemetti. «Wired News, Dec 11»
3
Rare Ceylon Alexandrite for Sale
Pleochroism: Trichroic – Strong. Absorption spectrum: Corresponding absorption detected. Remarks: Displays a very strong colour change in ... «Internet Stones. COM Media, May 10»
4
New Coated Tanzanite Difficult to Detect
In addition, because the tanzanite had some intrinsic color before being coated, the stones still exhibited some of the pleochroism (the ... «Diamonds.net, Oct 08»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Pleochroism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pleochroism>. Aug 2019 ».
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