grayscale

or gray scale

[ grey-skeyl ]
/ ˈgreɪˌskeɪl /

noun

a scale of achromatic colors having several, usually ten, equal gradations ranging from white to black, used in television and photography.

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Origin of grayscale

First recorded in 1935–40
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Example sentences from the Web for grayscale

  • The many images of the original are inline here as grayscale graphics in PNG format, scaled to 480 or 512 pixels width.

  • The numerous figures from the original are reproduced here as 16-level grayscale images in .

    Steam Turbines|Hubert E. Collins