from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The aspect of color in the Munsell color system by which a sample appears to differ from a gray of the same lightness or brightness and that corresponds to saturation of the perceived color.
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- n. Color.
- n. The aspect of a colour's hue that depends on the amount of white or black in it; saturation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: In Greek music, a modification of the usual diatonic scale.
- n. The sign by which a note is raised or lowered a semitone; a sharp, ♯, or a flat, ♭.
- n. An eighth-note or quaver, ♪. See croma.
- n. A semitone or half-step, whether large or small. See semitone.
- n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech which consists in speaking so as not to offend the hearer.
- n. The degree of departure of a color-sensation from that of white or gray; the intensity of distinctive hue; color-intensity.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A double sharp, ×, or double flat, d♭.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
The term chromatic derives from the Greek word chroma, meaning color.
The name chromium was derived from the Greek word chroma which means color, in reference to the fact that chromium is known to cause a number of colors in a variety of materials.
You've defined the word chroma as both the "absence of white" and "the intensity of distinctive hues".
Maybe worth mentioning that Casey uses intensity when other people might say "chroma" - the strength of a colour
To put it another way, perceived "purity" of a colour is not determined by its saturation but by its chroma, which is saturation times lightness.
Many color wheels include the dimension of grayness versus intensity, known as chroma, also commonly called saturation.
Windows Movie Maker (which comes free with Windows) is a good entry-level program that I use for the students in eigth grade, but to be able to greenscreen (called chroma key) and insert royalty free music, this tool is GREAT.
Vicki, are you sure Pinnacle 10 doesn't have green screen aka chroma key?
Yet one writer says, “This yellow shades into green,” which is certainly a change of hue, and then speaks of “a brighter shade” in spite of his evident intention to suggest a stronger chroma, which is neither a shade nor brighter luminosity.
The great thing is you can really start to understand how the values shift in relation to chroma which is a very subtle and sometimes difficult thing to get in painting.
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