photochromic
adjective Etymology: phot- + chrom- + 1-ic Date: 1953 1. capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (as light) <
photochromic glass
>
2. of, relating to, or utilizing the change of color shown by a photochromic substance <
a photochromic process
>
photochromism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Photochromic — Pho to*chro mic, Photochromatic Pho to*chro*mat ic, a. Of or pertaining to photochromy; produced by photochromy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • photochromic — [fōt΄ō krō′mik] adj. [ PHOTO + CHROMIC] designating or of a material, as certain glass or film, which turns dark when exposed to light and returns to its normal transparency with the removal of the light source photochromism n …   English World dictionary

  • photochromic — pho·to·chro·mic .fōt ə krō mik adj 1) capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (as light) <eyeglasses with photochromic lenses> 2) of, relating to, or utilizing the change of color shown by a photochromic substance <a… …   Medical dictionary

  • photochromic — /ˈfoʊtoʊˌkroʊmɪk/ (say fohtoh.krohmik) adjective changing colour; changing the amount of light transmitted with an increase or decrease in the incident light: photochromic spectacles …   Australian English dictionary

  • photochromic — photochromism, n. /foh teuh kroh mik/, adj. (of chemically treated glass or plastic) capable of darkening or changing color when exposed to light. [1950 55; PHOTO + CHROM + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • photochromic — adjective of, related to, or produced by photochromism …   Wiktionary

  • photochromic — fəʊtəʊ krəʊmɪk adj. of or pertaining to color photography …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photochromic — adjective undergoing a reversible change in colour when exposed to light of a particular frequency or intensity. Derivatives photochromism noun Origin 1950s: from photo + Gk khrōma colour + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • photochromic — pho·to·chro·mic …   English syllables

  • photochromic — …   Useful english dictionary

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