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chroma key

noun, Television.
1.
an electronic special-effects system for combining a desired background with live foreground action.
Origin of chroma key
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for chromakey

chromakey

/ˈkrəʊməˌkiː/
noun
1.
(in colour television) a special effect in which a coloured background can be eliminated and a different background substituted Also called colour separation overlay
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