monochromatic

[ mon-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh- ]
/ ˌmɒn ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə- /

adjective

of or having one color.
of, relating to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue: monochromatic pottery.
Optics. pertaining to light of one color or to radiation of a single wavelength or narrow range of wavelengths.
Ophthalmology. of or relating to monochromatism.

Nearby words

  1. monochord,
  2. monochorea,
  3. monochorionic,
  4. monochroic,
  5. monochromat,
  6. monochromatic aberration,
  7. monochromatism,
  8. monochromatophil,
  9. monochromator,
  10. monochrome

Origin of monochromatic

First recorded in 1815–25; mono- + chromatic

Related formsmon·o·chro·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbmon·o·chro·ma·tic·i·ty [mon-uh-kroh-muh-tis-i-tee] /ˌmɒn əˌkroʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for monochromatic

monochromatic

monochroic (ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəʊɪk)

/ (ˌmɒnəʊkrəʊˈmætɪk) /

adjective

Also: homochromatic (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength
physics (of moving particles) having only one kinetic energy
of or relating to monochromatism

noun

a person who is totally colour-blind
Derived Formsmonochromatically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for monochromatic

monochromatic

adj.

1807, from mono- + chromatic, or from monochrome + -atic. Related: Monochromatically (1784).

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Medicine definitions for monochromatic

monochromatic

[ mŏn′ə-krō-mătĭk ]

adj.

Having or appearing to have only one color.
Of or relating to a pure spectral color of a single wavelength.
Of or exhibiting achromatopsia.
Related formsmon′o•chro•mati•cal•ly adv.


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Science definitions for monochromatic

monochromatic

[ mŏn′ə-krō-mătĭk ]

Consisting of a single wavelength of light or other radiation. Lasers, for example, usually produce monochromatic light.
Having or appearing to have only one color. Compare polychromatic.
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