- 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.
Origin of monochromatic
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- 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
- a person who is totally colour-blind
Word Origin and History for monochromatically
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having or appearing to have only one color.
- Of or relating to a pure spectral color of a single wavelength.
- Of or exhibiting achromatopsia.
- 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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