Bezold–Brücke phenomenon

noun Be·zold–Brücke phenomenon \¦bāt-ˌsȯlt-ˈbri-kə-, -ˈbrue-\

Definition of Bezold–Brücke phenomenon

  1. :  the shift in the hue of colors that occurs when the intensity of the corresponding energy stimulus is materially increased, except in the case of the stimuli for certain invariable hues approximating the psychologically primary hues

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of bezold–brücke phenomenon

after Wilhelm von Bezold †1907 German meteorologist and Ernst W. von Brücke †1892 German physiologist


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bezold–Brücke phenomenon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!