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View synonyms for polychromatic

polychromatic

[ pol-ee-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh- ]

adjective

  1. having or exhibiting a variety of colors.


polychromatic

/ ˌpɒlɪkrəʊˈmætɪk; ˌpɒlɪˈkrəʊmɪk; ˌpɒlɪˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm /

adjective

  1. having various or changing colours
  2. (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) containing radiation with more than one wavelength


polychromatic

/ pŏl′ē-krō-mătĭk /

  1. Consisting of or related to radiation of more than one wavelength.
  2. Of or having many colors.
  3. Compare monochromatic


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Derived Forms

  • polychromatism, noun

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Other Words From

  • pol·y·chro·ma·tism [pol-ee-, kroh, -m, uh, -tiz-, uh, m], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polychromatic1

First recorded in 1840–50; poly- + chromatic

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Example Sentences

There are some red, some green, and some blue, making a polychromatic mosaic on the green fields.

The present polychromatic decorations of the walls are a deplorable modern experiment.

The habit of covering every plain surface with a brilliant polychromatic decoration contributed to the same result.

The eye was satisfied with the rich polychromatic decoration, and did not require it to be supplemented by architectural ornament.

By this means varied tints were obtained which were in harmony with the polychromatic decoration which was so near their hearts.

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