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black–and–white

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adjective \ˌbla-kən-ˈhwīt, -ˈwīt\

Simple Definition of black–and–white

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of black–and–white

  1. 1 :  partly black and partly white in color

  2. 2 :  being in writing or print

  3. 3 :  executed in dark pigment on a light background or in light pigment on a dark ground <a black–and–white drawing>

  4. 4 :  monochrome 2 <black–and–white film> <black–and–white television>

  5. 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>

1612

First Known Use of black–and–white

1612


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black–and–white

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Definition of black–and–white



Origin and Etymology of black–and–white

from a common color scheme for such cars


First Known Use: 1958


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