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three-color

[three-kuhl-er]
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adjective
  1. having or characterized by the use of three colors.
  2. noting or pertaining to a photomechanical process for making reproductions of paintings, artwork, etc., usually by making three printing plates, each corresponding to a primary color, by the halftone process, and printing superimposed impressions from these plates in three correspondingly colored inks.
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Origin of three-color

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • The results, in all cases, are produced from three-color negatives.

    Photogravure

    Henry R. Blaney

  • The three-color stripes in the 16- lot were similarly difficult to match with the samples in the Dictionary.

  • The three-color process aims to reproduce all colors in three printings, by using inks of red, yellow, and blue.

  • Chrome-Gelatine is a perfected modification of the three-color printing process.

    Photogravure

    Henry R. Blaney