chro·​mat·​ics | \krō-ˈma-tiks \

Definition of chromatics 

: the branch of colorimetry that deals with hue and saturation

First Known Use of chromatics

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromatics

chromat(ic) entry 1 + -ics

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The first known use of chromatics was circa 1790

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