color constancy

noun

: tendency of the colors perceived as belonging to objects to remain invariable in spite of changes in amount and spectral quality of illumination

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of color constancy was in 1914

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“Color constancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/color%20constancy. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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