monochromatism

[ mon-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m ]
/ 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).

Nearby words

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

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
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Medicine definitions for monochromatism

monochromatism

[ mŏn′ə-krōmə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

The state of having or exhibiting only one color.
achromatopsia

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