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chroma key

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noun Television.
  1. an electronic special-effects system for combining a desired background with live foreground action.
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Origin of chroma key

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for chromakey


  1. (in colour television) a special effect in which a coloured background can be eliminated and a different background substitutedAlso called: colour separation overlay
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