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monochromatic

[mon-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-]
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adjective
  1. of or having one color.
  2. of, relating to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue: monochromatic pottery.
  3. Optics. pertaining to light of one color or to radiation of a single wavelength or narrow range of wavelengths.
  4. Ophthalmology. of or relating to monochromatism.

Origin of monochromatic

First recorded in 1815–25; mono- + chromatic
Related formsmon·o·chro·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbmon·o·chro·ma·tic·i·ty [mon-uh-kroh-muh-tis-i-tee] /ˌmɒn əˌkroʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monochromatically

monochromatic

monochroic (ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəʊɪk)

adjective
  1. Also: homochromatic (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength
  2. physics (of moving particles) having only one kinetic energy
  3. of or relating to monochromatism
noun
  1. a person who is totally colour-blind
Derived Formsmonochromatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for monochromatically

monochromatic

adj.

1807, from mono- + chromatic, or from monochrome + -atic. Related: Monochromatically (1784).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

monochromatically in Medicine

monochromatic

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Having or appearing to have only one color.
  2. Of or relating to a pure spectral color of a single wavelength.
  3. Of or exhibiting achromatopsia.
Related formsmon′o•chro•mati•cal•ly adv.
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monochromatically in Science

monochromatic

[mŏn′ə-krō-mătĭk]
  1. Consisting of a single wavelength of light or other radiation. Lasers, for example, usually produce monochromatic light.
  2. Having or appearing to have only one color. Compare polychromatic.
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