false color
noun Date: 1968 color in an image (as a photograph) of an object that does not actually appear in the object but is used to enhance, contrast, or distinguish details

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  • Color — Col or (k[u^]l [ e]r), n. [Written also {colour}.] [OF. color, colur, colour, F. couleur, L. color; prob. akin to celare to conceal (the color taken as that which covers). See {Helmet}.] 1. A property depending on the relations of light to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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