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RGB

adjective \ ˌär-(ˌ)jē-ˈbē \

Definition of RGB

: being or using a video signal in which each component of the signal (such as chrominance and luminance) is carried over a separate wire
  • an RGB computer monitor
Note: Video and television displays commonly use the RGB color model of combined red, green, and blue light to produce their images. This system is so common that the name for the color model has been adopted to refer to the video signal carrying this information.
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Origin and Etymology of rgb

red-green-blue (colors used in television transmission)


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RGB

noun

Definition of RGB

: the color model of three-color video displays using red, green, and blue light

First Known Use of rgb

1985

in the meaning defined above

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