chro·​mi·​nance ˈkrō-mə-nən(t)s How to pronounce chrominance (audio)
: the difference between a color and a chosen reference color of the same luminous intensity in color television

Examples of chrominance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make adjustments even more precise, DxO has added sensitivity settings for Control Lines and Control Points so photographers can apply edits just to the luminance and chrominance of an area. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 On a technical level, the software is looking at how the log-chrominance histogram of each photo shifts with varying tints. Vlad Savov, The Verge, 14 Nov. 2018

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Word History


chrom- + (lum)inance

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chrominance was in 1952

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“Chrominance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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