tertiary color

noun

Definition of tertiary color

1 : a color produced by an equal mixture of a primary color with a secondary color adjacent to it on the color wheel
2 : a color produced by mixing two secondary colors

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Recent Examples on the Web The addition of a tertiary color (green) opened up some possibilities in terms of licensing. Joe Knowles, chicagotribune.com, "Baseball’s weirdest uniforms get shredded in ‘Winning Ugly’," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of tertiary color

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of tertiary color was circa 1864

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“Tertiary color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tertiary%20color. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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tertiary color

noun

Medical Definition of tertiary color

: a color produced by mixing two secondary colors

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