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.
- mon·o·chro·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- mon·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
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
- monochromatically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for monochromatic
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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