Monochromatic
Monochromatic Mon`o*chro*mat"ic, a. [Cf. F. monochromatique. See {Monochrome}.] Consisting of one color, or presenting rays of light of one color only. [1913 Webster]

{Monochromatic lamp} (Opt.),a lamp whose flame yields rays of some one homogenous light. It is of great importance in optical experiments. [1913 Webster]


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  • monochromatic — (adj.) 1807, from MONO (Cf. mono ) + CHROMATIC (Cf. chromatic), or from MONOCHROME (Cf. monochrome) + ATIC (Cf. atic). Related: Monochromatically (1784) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monochromatic — [män΄əkrō′ikmän΄ə krō mat′ik] adj. [< L monochromatos < Gr monochrōmatos: see MONOCHROME & IC] 1. of or having one color: also monochroic [män΄əkrō′ik] 2. of or producing electromagnetic radiation of one wavelength or of a very small range… …   English World dictionary

  • monochromatic — black and white lack and white, black and white lack and whiteadj. (Photography, Imaging; Printing) depicted only in black and white colors, or in shades of gray; also called {monochromatic} and {monochrome}; of images. Opposite of {color} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monochromatic — Monochromic Mon o*chro mic, a. Made, or done, with a single color; as, a monochromic picture. Called also, {monochromatic} and {monochrome}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monochromatic — monochromatically, adv. monochromaticity /mon euh kroh meuh tis i tee/, n. /mon euh kroh mat ik, oh kreuh /, adj. 1. of or having one color. 2. of, pertaining to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue: monochromatic pottery.… …   Universalium

  • monochromatic — 1. Having but one color. 2. Indicating a light of a single wavelength. 3. Relating to or characterized by monochromatism. SYN: monochroic, monochromic. * * * mono·chro·mat·ic .män ə krō mat ik adj 1) having or consisting of one color or hue …   Medical dictionary

  • monochromatic — mon•o•chro•mat•ic [[t]ˌmɒn ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, oʊ krə [/t]] adj. 1) of or having one color 2) of, pertaining to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue: monochromatic pottery[/ex] 3) opt pertaining to light of one color or to… …   From formal English to slang

  • monochromatic — adjective Etymology: Latin monochromatos, from Greek monochrōmatos, from mon + chrōmat , chrōma color Date: 1822 1. a. having or consisting of one color or hue b. monochrome 2 2. consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monochromatic — adj. [Gr. monos, one; chromos, color] Of one color only; unicolored …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monochromatic — adjective a) Having only one color, represented by differing hues and tints. For example shades in a black and white television. b) Perceptive of only one color; unable to distinguish colors; total color blindness. Ant: polychromatic …   Wiktionary

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