Meaning of ACHROMATIC in English

ACHROMATIC

adj.

Pronunciation: ˌ a-kr ə - ' ma-tik, ( ˌ ) ā -

Function: adjective

Date: 1766

1 : refracting light without dispersing it into its constituent colors : giving images practically free from extraneous colors <an achromatic telescope>

2 : not readily colored by the usual staining agents

3 : possessing no hue : being or involving black, gray, or white : NEUTRAL < achromatic visual sensations>

4 : being without accidentals or modulation : DIATONIC

– ach · ro · mat · i · cal · ly \ -ti-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

– achro · ma · tism \ ( ˌ ) ā - ' kr ō -m ə - ˌ ti-z ə m, a- \ noun

– achro · ma · tize \ ( ˌ ) ā - ' kr ō -m ə - ˌ t ī z, a- \ transitive verb

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