Purism vs Prism - What's the difference?

purism | prism |


As nouns the difference between purism and prism

is that purism is (uncountable) an insistence on the traditionally correct way of doing things, especially of language while prism is (geometry) a polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape, the other faces being parallelogram-shaped sides.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

purism

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) An insistence on the traditionally correct way of doing things, especially of language
  • (countable) An example of purist language etc
  • prism

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geometry) A polyhedron with parallel ends of the same size and shape, the other faces being parallelogram-shaped sides.
  • A transparent block in the shape of a prism (typically with triangular ends), used to split or reflect light.
  • A crystal in which the faces are parallel to the vertical axis.
  • Derived terms

    * antiprism * Nicol prism * prismatic * prismatically * prismatoid * primoid * prismatoid * triangular prism