additive primary


Definition of additive primary

: one of a set of the colored lights red, green, and blue by addition of which in varying proportions lights of a maximum number of colors may be produced

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First Known Use of additive primary

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Additive primary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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