- Ophthalmology. pertaining to or affected with color blindness.
- Photography. (of an emulsion) sensitive only to blue, violet, and ultraviolet rays.
- showing or characterized by freedom from racial bias; not influenced by skin color.
Origin of color-blind
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for colorblind
The cornerstone of our democracy is that justice is to be colorblind in its administration.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
Silva concludes that America is afflicted by the socio-optic condition of “colorblind racism.”How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List
August 23, 2014
In other words, only the “colorblind” are capable of stopping racism.Conservatives Have No Idea What ‘Racist’ Means
August 7, 2013
It has medical writing, but it also has travel writing: going to Micronesia to see this island of colorblind people.Oliver Sacks: How I Write
December 19, 2012
Musicians were colorblind in this country long before anyone else, and no one was ever more colorblind than Helm.Levon Helm of The Band: Obituary
April 19, 2012
- Partially or totally unable to distinguish certain colors.
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- Unable to distinguish certain colors. Humans who are colorblind usually cannot distinguish red from green. Many animals, including cats and dogs, are colorblind and unable to distinguish more than a few colors.
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