pan·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ ˌpan-krō-ˈma-tik How to pronounce panchromatic (audio) \

Definition of panchromatic

: sensitive to light of all colors in the visible spectrum panchromatic film

Examples of panchromatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, thirty years later, the ingenious design is itself under pressure from an even more efficient competitor: panchromatic LEDs. Rob Beschizza, WIRED, "Ed Hammer, Creator of Energy-Saving Light Bulb, Remembers," 20 Aug. 2007

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First Known Use of panchromatic

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panchromatic was in 1903

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“Panchromatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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