color model


: a system for categorizing all possible colors in terms of numbers representing proportions of basic hues
Colors can be printed in CMYK (blended from four ink colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black) …; they appear on a computer screen via the RGB color model, which combines red, green and blue light.Maura Judkis

Examples of color model in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This version isn't backlit but is more than worth it, as it's packed with features and comes with the same capabilities as the color model. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 1 Aug. 2023 At both large and small color differences, the color model might be used to determine whether two colors intended to convey distinct meaning successfully do so. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 20 Mar. 2023 So instead of having an LCD screen to display the image, each OLED pixel contains micropixels that correspond to the red/green/blue color model to show color. Harry Rabinowitz, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2022 This piece comes presented in a stainless-steel bracelet, as well as a bi-color model that features an 18-karat rose gold bezel set. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 June 2021 Biohackers will soon be able to forgo these companies altogether with an all-in-one desktop genome printer: a device much like an inkjet printer that employs the letters AGTC — genetic base pairs — instead of the color model CMYK. Emily Baumgaertner, New York Times, 14 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of color model was in 1972

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“Color model.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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