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  • the property of some crystals of transmitting different colours of light in different directions
  • (physics) the property of some anisotropic materials of having different absorption coefficients for light polarized in different directions; circular dichroism
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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