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British Dictionary definitions for four-colour


  1. (modifier) (of a print or photographic process) using the principle in which four colours (magenta, cyan, yellow, and black) are used in combination to produce almost any other colour
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  • Occasionally three and four-colour machines are used, but the one-colour type is probably the most common.

    The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth

    T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour

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