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BLACK AND WHITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does black and white mean? 

BLACK AND WHITE (noun)
  The noun BLACK AND WHITE has 2 senses:

1. the result of the printing process
2. a black-and-white photograph or slide

  Familiarity information: BLACK AND WHITE used as a noun is rare.


BLACK AND WHITE (adjective)
  The adjective BLACK AND WHITE has 1 sense:

1. not having or not capable of producing colors

  Familiarity information: BLACK AND WHITE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLACK AND WHITE (noun)


Sense 1black and white [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The result of the printing process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

black and white; print

Context example:

I want to see it in black and white

Hypernyms ("black and white" is a kind of...):

written communication; written language (communication by means of written symbols)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "black and white"):

fingerprint (biometric identification from a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used as evidence in criminal investigations)

fine print; small print (material printed in small type)


Sense 2black and white [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A black-and-white photograph or slide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

black and white; monochrome

Hypernyms ("black and white" is a kind of...):

exposure; photo; photograph; pic (a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)


BLACK AND WHITE (adjective)


Sense 1black and white [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not having or not capable of producing colors

Synonyms:

black and white; black-and-white

Context examples:

black-and-white film / a black-and-white TV / the movie was in black and white

Domain category:

photography; picture taking (the act of taking and printing photographs)


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