polychromatic
adjective Etymology: Greek polychrōmatos, from poly- + chrōmat-, chrōma color — more at chromatic Date: circa 1841 1. showing a variety or a change of colors ; multicolored 2. being or relating to radiation that is composed of more than one wavelength

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  • Polychromatic — Pol y*chro*mat ic, a. [Poly + chromatic.] Showing a variety, or a change, of colors. [1913 Webster] {Polychromatic acid} (Old Chem.), a substance obtained by the action of nitric acid on aloes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polychromatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ multicoloured …   English terms dictionary

  • polychromatic — [päl΄i krō mat′ik] adj. [ POLY + CHROMATIC] having various or changing colors …   English World dictionary

  • Polychromatic — The term polychromatic is used to described light that exhibits more than one color. In a technical respect, this can also mean that it contains radiation of more than one wavelength. The study of polychromatics is particularly useful in the… …   Wikipedia

  • polychromatic — adj. [Gr. polys, many; chroma, color] Having many colors …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polychromatic — polychromatism /pol ee kroh meuh tiz euhm/, n. /pol ee kroh mat ik, kreuh /, adj. having or exhibiting a variety of colors. Also, polychromic /pol ee kroh mik/. [1840 50; POLY + CHROMATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polychromatic — adjective a) Showing a variety, or a change, of colours; having many colours; multicoloured. b) (of electromagnetic radiation) Composed of more than one wavelength. Ant: monochromatic …   Wiktionary

  • polychromatic — Multicolored. * * * poly·chro·mat·ic krō mat ik adj 1) showing a variety or a change of colors 2) of a cell or tissue exhibiting polychromatophilia * * * poly·chro·mat·ic (pol″e kro matґik) [poly + chromatic] exhibiting many colors. Cf.… …   Medical dictionary

  • polychromatic — Synonyms and related words: bicolor, bicolored, chromatic, cold, colorful, colorific, coloring, colory, cool, crazy, daedal, dichromatic, discolor, divers colored, glowing, harlequin, harmonious, kaleidoscopic, many colored, matching, medley,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • polychromatic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having many different colors: motley, multicolor, multicolored, polychrome, polychromic, polychromous, varicolored, variegated, versicolor, versicolored. See COLORS …   English dictionary for students

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