black and white
noun Date: 1571 1. writing, print 2. a drawing or print done in black and white or in monochrome 3. monochrome reproduction of visual images (as by photography or television)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 {in color}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 {in color}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black and white — White White, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under {Color}, n., 1. [1913 Webster] Finely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black and white — Black Black, n. 1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black. [1913 Webster] Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black and white — lack and white, black and white lack and white . print or writing, especially the result of the printing process. Syn: print. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-and-white — lack and white, black and white lack and white . print or writing, especially the result of the printing process. Syn: print. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black-and-white — This article is about the term as used in media and computing. For other uses, see Black and white (disambiguation). A black and white photo of a breadfruit c. 1870 Black and white, often abbreviated B/W or B W, is a term referring to a number of …   Wikipedia

  • black-and-white — I. adjective Date: 1612 1. partly black and partly white in color 2. being in writing or print 3. executed in dark pigment on a light background or in light pigment on a dark ground < a black and white drawing > 4. monochrome 2 < black and white… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • black and white — {n. phr.} 1. Print or writing; words on paper, not spoken; exact written or printed form. * /He insisted on having the agreement down in black and white./ * /Mrs. Jones would not believe the news, so Mr. Jones showed her the article in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • black and white — {n. phr.} 1. Print or writing; words on paper, not spoken; exact written or printed form. * /He insisted on having the agreement down in black and white./ * /Mrs. Jones would not believe the news, so Mr. Jones showed her the article in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • black-and-white — {adj.} Divided into only two sides that are either right or wrong or good or bad, with nothing in between; thinking or judging everything as either good or bad. * /Everything is black and white to Bill; if you re not his friend, you are his enemy …   Dictionary of American idioms

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