chromaticity

noun

chro·​ma·​tic·​i·​ty ˌkrō-mə-ˈti-sə-tē How to pronounce chromaticity (audio)
: the quality of color characterized by its dominant or complementary wavelength and purity taken together

Examples of chromaticity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In our testing, the Cintiq Pro 17 covered 100% of the sRGB space (which is very similar to Rec. 709) and 98.1% of DCI-P3 (see the chromaticity chart above). PCMAG, 26 Jan. 2024 Validation experiments to mimic lighting, display and sensing applications demonstrated that chromaticity, a measure of colorfulness separate from brightness, could be controlled with much more precision than the human eye can detect. Meeri Kim | Inside Science, ABC News, 11 July 2021 The saffron from Navelli, L'Aquila, Abruzzo considered among the best in the world, isn’t added to alter the chromaticity, but rather for the flavor. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

chromatic entry 1 + -ity

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromaticity was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Chromaticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromaticity. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

chromaticity

noun
chro·​ma·​tic·​i·​ty ˌkrō-mə-ˈtis-ət-ē How to pronounce chromaticity (audio)
plural chromaticities
: the quality of color characterized by its dominant or complementary wavelength and purity taken together

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