chromaticity

noun
chro·​ma·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈti-sə-tē How to pronounce chromaticity (audio) \

Definition of chromaticity

: the quality of color characterized by its dominant or complementary wavelength and purity taken together

First Known Use of chromaticity

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromaticity

chromatic entry 1 + -ity

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The first known use of chromaticity was in 1922

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“Chromaticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromaticity. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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chromaticity

noun
chro·​ma·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈtis-ət-ē How to pronounce chromaticity (audio) \
plural chromaticities

Medical Definition of chromaticity

: the quality of color characterized by its dominant or complementary wavelength and purity taken together

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