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chrominance

[kroh-muh-nuh ns] /ˈkroʊ mə nəns/
noun, Optics.
1.
the difference in color quality between a color and a reference color that has an equal brightness and a specified chromaticity.
Origin of chrominance
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; chrom- + (lum)inance
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chrominance

/ˈkrəʊmɪnəns/
noun
1.
the quality of light that causes the sensation of colour. It is determined by comparison with a reference source of the same brightness and of known chromaticity
2.
the information that defines the colour (hue and saturation) of a television image, but not the brightness
Word Origin
C20: from chromo- + luminance
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