color model


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

Examples of color model in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of color model

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Color model.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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