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 film
>
<
black-and-white television
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5. a. sharply divided into good and evil b. evaluating or viewing things as either all good or all bad <
black-and-white morality
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c. sharply defined ; clear-cut <
the truth is not always black-and-white
>
II. noun Etymology: from a common color scheme for such cars Date: 1958 squad car

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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