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Grey vs. GrayGrey and gray are both accepted in the English language. They refer to a color of a neutral tone between black and white, and can also be used metaphorically to convey gloom and dullness. However, gray is the more popular spelling in the US, while grey reigns supreme in the UK as well as Ireland, Australia, and other places that use British English. For centuries, …
Origin of primary color
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for primary color
His mind filed it away together with a primary-color picture of Jiggs and Maggie.Citadel|Algirdas Jonas Budrys
Science definitions for primary color
Any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be made by mixing. See more at additive subtractive. See Note at color.
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