chromaticity

[ kroh-muh-tis-i-tee ]
/ ˌkroʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti /

noun Optics.

the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength and its purity.

Nearby words

  1. chromatic colour,
  2. chromatic scale,
  3. chromatic sign,
  4. chromatic vision,
  5. chromaticism,
  6. chromaticity coordinates,
  7. chromaticity diagram,
  8. chromaticness,
  9. chromatics,
  10. chromatid

Origin of chromaticity

First recorded in 1900–05; chromatic + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for chromaticity

chromaticity

/ (ˌkrəʊməˈtɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality of a colour or light with reference to its purity and its dominant wavelength
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