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1black–and–white

adjective \ˌbla-kən-ˈhwīt, -ˈwīt\

: partly black and partly white in color

: having, showing, or producing pictures that do not have colors except for black, white, and shades of gray

: involving a simple choice between things that are clearly opposite and especially between good and bad or right and wrong

Full Definition of BLACK-AND-WHITE

1
:  partly black and partly white in color
2
:  being in writing or print
3
:  executed in dark pigment on a light background or in light pigment on a dark ground <a black–and–white drawing>
4
:  monochrome 2 <black–and–white film> <black–and–white television>
5
a :  sharply divided into good and evil
b :  evaluating or viewing things as either all good or all bad <black–and–white morality>
c :  sharply defined :  clear-cut <the truth is not always black–and–white>

First Known Use of BLACK-AND-WHITE

1612

2black–and–white

noun

Definition of BLACK-AND-WHITE

:  squad car

Origin of BLACK-AND-WHITE

from a common color scheme for such cars
First Known Use: 1958

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