additive primary

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of additive primary was in 1920

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“Additive primary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/additive%20primary. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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