American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or appearing to have only one color.
- adj. Of or composed of radiation of only one wavelength: monochromatic light.
- adj. Done in monochrome: monochromatic prints and paintings.
- adj. Of or exhibiting monochromatism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of light of one wave-length, and in that sense of one color only, as the light produced by a Bunsen flame in which sodium is being volatilized. The light of the flame is almost entirely that due to the two sodium lines, the colors of which are barely distinguishable from one another, and the consequence is that objects viewed by this light are all yellow, and differ only in form and illumination. A monochromatic light gives a single bright line when viewed with the spectroscope.
- In psychology, pertaining to or characterized by monochromasy: as, monochromatic vision.
- Having an affinity for only one dye at a time, in contradistinction to polychromatic.
- n. Same as monochromate, 2.
- adj. Having only one color, represented by differing hues and tints. For example shades in a black and white television.
- adj. Perceptive of only one color; unable to distinguish colors; total color blindness.
- adj. figuratively Plain, dull, lifeless.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting of one color, or presenting rays of light of one color only.
- adj. (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength
- adj. having or appearing to have only one color
- adj. of or relating to monochromatism
- From mono- + chromatic, mono- from Ancient Greek μόνος (monos, "alone, only, sole, single"), chromatic from Ancient Greek χρῶμα (khroma, "color"). (Wiktionary)
“The statue measures approximately 7. 5â€ high x 4. 75â€ wide x 3. 25â€ deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.”
“The look is again monochromatic with splashes of color, but something about “The Spirit” seems even less cohesive than “Sin City.””
“The women wore drab pantsuits, in monochromatic, dull, dark colors, and they decorated their homes in beige.”
“The process has to be done in monochromatic light.”
“The term "Grisaille" refers to a monochromatic technique historically employed by master artists and artisans.”
“And the other thing I made was this little set of pink inchies for the Inching Artists challenge "monochromatic" - they are not as glaring pink as they appear in the picture - I may try to get a better photo in better light, if we ever get such a thing - the light at the moment is not great, as everything is grey and drizzly and horrible - makes a (not very pleasant) change from my week in San Diego!”
“They are wines that could never be called monochromatic, simple, or “grape juice magnets” as a friend called them.”
“The laser light may further be made extremely parallel and monochromatic, which is the foundation of many of its areas of application.”
“Through this analogy Malebranche arrived at the idea of monochromatic light, which Newton was to deduce from admirably conducted experiments; moreover, he established between simple colour and the period of the vibration of light, the connexion that was to be preserved in the optics of Young and”
“One method for using color is to use only shades of a color, which is known as a monochromatic color scheme.”
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