monochromatic

adjective mono·chro·mat·ic \ ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of monochromatic

1 a :having or consisting of one color or hue
  • a monochromatic winter scene
b :monochrome 2
  • monochromatic photogaphs
2 :consisting of radiation of a single wavelength (see wavelength 1) or of a very small range of wavelengths
3 :of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism
4 :lacking variety, creativity, or excitement :colorless

monochromatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

monochromaticity

play \-ˌkrō-mə-ˈti-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of monochromatic in a Sentence

  1. It's a monochromatic room with a blue rug and blue furniture.

  2. although marble and bronze sculptures are monochromatic, they can be amazingly lifelike

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Origin and Etymology of monochromatic

Latin monochromatos, from Greek monochrōmatos, from mon- + chrōmat-, chrōma color

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MONOCHROMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

monochromatic

adjective

Definition of monochromatic for English Language Learners

  • : having or made up of one color or shades of one color


Medical Dictionary

monochromatic

adjective mono·chro·mat·ic \ ˌmän-ə-krō-ˈmat-ik \

medical Definition of monochromatic

1 :having or consisting of one color or hue
2 :consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small range of wavelengths
3 :of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism

monochromaticity

play \-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtis-ət-ē\ noun plural monochromaticities


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