Origin of chroma
Examples from the Web for chroma
These basic stains have been located in their proper positions with regard to their hue, value, and chroma.
Whatever color is applied to the surface must harmonize in proportionate distribution as well as hue, value, and chroma.
The larger areas are to be sufficiently reduced in chroma and value to form a slight contrast with the background.
Horizontal movement around the color solid is thus thought of as a change of hue, but not of value or of chroma.A Color Notation|Albert H. Munsell
Wall colors are usually reduced to three-fourths chroma to a minimum reduction of slightly less than one-fourth chroma.
British Dictionary definitions for chroma
Word Origin for chroma
Word Origin and History for chroma
"quality or intensity of color," 1889, from Latinized form of Greek khroma "surface of the body, skin, color of the skin," also used generically for "color" and, in plural, "ornaments, embellishments," related to khros "surface of the body, skin," khrozein "to touch the surface of the body, to tinge, to color;" the root is explained as being somehow from PIE *ghreu- "to rub, grind" (see grit (n.)).