photochromic

adjective
pho·​to·​chro·​mic | \ ˌfō-tə-ˈkrō-mik How to pronounce photochromic (audio) \

Definition of photochromic

1 : capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (such as light) photochromic glass
2 : of, relating to, or utilizing the change of color shown by a photochromic substance a photochromic process

Other Words from photochromic

photochromism \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈkrō-​ˌmi-​zəm How to pronounce photochromic (audio) \ noun

Examples of photochromic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith offers the Pathway with Chromapop lenses for ultra-vibrant views, as well as a version with photochromic clear-to-gray lenses that are well suited to rides that may stretch from day into night. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 28 Sep. 2020 Light conditions change all the time during a long run—from forest gloam to bright sun—so splurge on Julbo’s photochromic Reactiv lens. Christopher Solomon, WSJ, 29 Mar. 2022 Inspired by Lazzarini's Royal Jet Capsule, a 7.6-meter-long and 3.3-meter-wide yacht pod, the vessel has a black, gray and green exterior and features photochromic glass surfaces. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 15 Mar. 2022 Some possible countermeasures include photochromic lenses, redundancy and near-infrared cutoff filters that could provide adequate protection. John Giordani, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Reactiv Photochromic Sunglasses Rather than listening to them complain about their sunglasses being too dark or too blinding, get them a pair with photochromic lenses that adjust automatically to changing light. Matt Jancer, Wired, 20 Nov. 2021 Both styles feature carbon fiber frames and bridge details, as well as mirrored, polarized, photochromic lenses that adjust when going from light to dark environments. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 16 Sep. 2021 More importantly, the photochromic lens gets darker or lighter to adapt to the day’s brightness and has all-important anti-fog qualities. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Jan. 2020 At the Fendi show the big reveal was a group of photochromic coats created in collaboration with Kunihiko Morinaga, the Anrealage designer who was shortlisted for the 2019 LVMH Prize. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of photochromic

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for photochromic

phot- + chrom- + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of photochromic was in 1881

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3 Jun 2022

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“Photochromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photochromic. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for photochromic

photochromic

adjective
pho·​to·​chro·​mic | \ ˌfōt-ə-ˈkrō-mik How to pronounce photochromic (audio) \

Medical Definition of photochromic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (as light) eyeglasses with photochromic lenses
2 : of, relating to, or utilizing the change of color shown by a photochromic substance a photochromic process

Other Words from photochromic

photochromism \ -​ˌmiz-​əm How to pronounce photochromic (audio) \ noun

photochromic

noun

Medical Definition of photochromic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a photochromic substance usually used in plural

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