chro·​mi·​nance | \ ˈkrō-mə-nən(t)s How to pronounce chrominance (audio) \

Definition of chrominance

: 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 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, "Google gives the Pixel camera superhuman night vision," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of chrominance

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrominance

chrom- + (lum)inance

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“Chrominance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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