monochromatic

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adjective mono·chro·mat·ic \ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik\

Definition of monochromatic

  1. 1a :  having or consisting of one color or hue a monochromatic winter sceneb :  monochrome 2 monochromatic photogaphs

  2. 2 :  consisting of radiation of a single wavelength (see wavelength 1) or of a very small range of wavelengths

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism

  4. 4 :  lacking variety, creativity, or excitement :  colorless

monochromatically

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monochromaticity

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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

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Definition of monochromatic for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

monochromatic

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

Medical Definition of monochromatic

  1. 1:  having or consisting of one color or hue

  2. 2:  consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small range of wavelengths

  3. 3:  of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism

monochromaticity

\-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtis-ət-ē\play noun plural

monochromaticities



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