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or gray scale

[grey-skeyl] /ˈgreɪˌskeɪl/
a scale of achromatic colors having several, usually ten, equal gradations ranging from white to black, used in television and photography.
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First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The many images of the original are inline here as grayscale graphics in PNG format, scaled to 480 or 512 pixels width.

    Line and Form (1900) Walter Crane
  • The numerous figures from the original are reproduced here as 16-level grayscale images in .

    Steam Turbines Hubert E. Collins

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