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

Examples of chromaticity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of chromaticity

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromaticity

chromatic entry 1 + -ity

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chromatic interval


chromaticity coordinate

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“Chromaticity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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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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