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cyan

[ sahy-an, sahy-uhn ]
/ ˈsaɪ æn, ˈsaɪ ən /
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noun
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Origin of cyan

First recorded in 1885–90, cyan is from the Greek word kýanos dark blue

Words nearby cyan

Other definitions for cyan (2 of 4)

cyan-1

variant of cyano-1, usually before a vowel or h: cyanamide.

Other definitions for cyan (3 of 4)

cyan-2

variant of cyano-2, before a vowel.

Other definitions for cyan (4 of 4)

cyan-3

variant of cyano-3, before a vowel.
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British Dictionary definitions for cyan (1 of 2)

cyan
/ (ˈsaɪæn, ˈsaɪən) /

noun
a highly saturated green-blue that is the complementary colour of red and forms, with magenta and yellow, a set of primary colours
adjective
of this coloura cyan filter

Word Origin for cyan

C19: from Greek kuanos dark blue

British Dictionary definitions for cyan (2 of 2)

cyan-

combining form
a variant of cyano- cyanamide; cyanide
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