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1. The property possessed by some solutions of showing different colors at different concentrations.
2. The property possessed by some crystals of exhibiting two different colors when viewed along different axes.
1. (General Physics) Also called: dichromaticism a property of a uniaxial crystal, such as tourmaline, of showing a perceptible difference in colour when viewed along two different axes in transmitted white light. See also pleochroism
2. (Chemistry) a property of certain solutions as a result of which the wavelength (colour) of the light transmitted depends on the concentration of the solution and the length of the path of the light within the solution
di•chro•ism(ˈdaɪ kroʊˌɪz əm)
1. pleochroism of a uniaxial crystal such that it exhibits two different colors when viewed from two different directions under transmitted light.
2. the exhibition of different colors by some chemical solutions in different degrees of dilution or concentration.
a property, peculiar to certain crystals, of reflecting light in two different colors when viewed from two different directions. — dichroic, adj.See also: Color, Light
n. dicroísmo, propiedad de algunas soluciones o cristales de diferenciar colores a través de la luz reflejada o transmitida.