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MONOCHROMATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monochromatic mean? 

MONOCHROMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective MONOCHROMATIC has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to monochromatism
2. (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength
3. having or appearing to have only one color

  Familiarity information: MONOCHROMATIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONOCHROMATIC (adjective)


Sense 1monochromatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to monochromatism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

monochromatism (complete color blindness; colors can be differentiated only on the basis of brightness)


Sense 2monochromatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength

Synonyms:

homochromatic; monochromatic

Context example:

monochromatic light

Antonym:

polychromatic ((of light or other electromagnetic radiation) composed of more than one wavelength)


Sense 3monochromatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or appearing to have only one color

Synonyms:

monochrome; monochromic; monochromous; monochromatic

Similar:

colored; colorful; coloured (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination)


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