three-color

adjective
three-col·​or | \ ˈthrē-ˈkə-lər How to pronounce three-color (audio) \

Definition of three-color

: being or relating to a printing or photographic process wherein three primary colors are used to reproduce all the colors of the subject

First Known Use of three-color

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Three-color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-color. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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