a color, as orange, green, or violet, produced by mixing two primary colors.
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Origin of secondary color
First recorded in 1825–35
Words nearby secondary color
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Scientific definitions for secondary color
A color produced by mixing two additive primary colors in equal proportions. The secondary colors are cyan (a mixture of blue and green), magenta (a mixture of blue and red), and yellow (a mixture of green and red). Each secondary color is also the complementary color (or complement) of the primary color whose wavelength it does not contain. Thus cyan is the complement of red, magenta is the complement of green, and yellow is the complement of blue. See Note at color.
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