monochromatism

[ mon-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm /

noun

the quality of having one color: the monochromatism of Picasso's Blue Period.
Ophthalmology. a defect of vision in which the retina fails to perceive color.Compare dichromatism (def. 2), trichromatism (def. 3).

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Also mono·chro·ma·sia. [mon-uh-kroh-mey-zhuh, ‐zee-uh, ‐shuh, ‐shee-uh], /ˌmɒn ə kroʊˈmeɪ ʒə, ‐zi ə, ‐ʃə, ‐ʃi ə/, mon·o·chro·ma·cy .

Origin of monochromatism

First recorded in 1860–65; mono- + chromatism
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British Dictionary definitions for monochromatism

monochromatism
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm) /

noun

a visual defect in which all colours appear as variations of a single hue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for monochromatism

monochromatism
[ mŏn′ə-krōmə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

The state of having or exhibiting only one color.
achromatopsia
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