[nik-uh l] /ˈnɪk əl/
one of a pair of prisms used to produce and analyze plane-polarized light in a polarizing microscope.
Also called Nicol.
Compare (def 1).
a device composed of two prisms of Iceland spar or calcite cut at specified angles and cemented together with Canada balsam. It is used for producing plane-polarized light
[nik-uh l-suh n] /ˈnɪk əl sən/ noun 1. Sir Harold George, 1886–1968, English diplomat, biographer, and journalist (husband of Victoria Mary Sackville-West). 2. Marjorie Hope, 1894–1981, U.S. scholar, educator, and author. /ˈnɪkəlsən/ noun 1. Sir Harold (George). 1886–1968, British diplomat, politician, and author: married to Vita Sackville-West
[nik-uh-mee-dee-uh] /ˌnɪk əˈmi di ə/ noun 1. an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, at the head of the Gulf of Astacus, in present-day Turkey: modern Izmit is on its site.
city of victory, where Paul intended to winter (Titus 3:12). There were several cities of this name. The one here referred to was most probably that in Epirus, which was built by Augustus Caesar to commemorate his victory at the battle of Actium (B.C. 31). It is the modern Paleoprevesa, i.e., “Old Prevesa.” The subscription […]
[nik-uh-see-uh] /ˌnɪk əˈsi ə/ noun 1. a city on and the capital of Cyprus, in the central part. [sahy-pruh s] /ˈsaɪ prəs/ noun 1. an island republic in the Mediterranean, S of Turkey: formerly a British colony; independent since 1960. 3572 sq. mi. (9250 sq. km). Capital: Nicosia. /ˌnɪkəˈsiːə; -ˈsɪə/ noun 1. the capital of […]