color model

noun
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of 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

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1972

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