from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sensation of the kind produced by the excitation of the retina of the eye. Such sensations are of threefold variability, differing in luminosity, chroma, and hue. See color, 1.
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Young-Helmholtz theory of color-sensation.] [Footnote 24: It must not be assumed because so much stress is laid upon quiet and harmonious color that this system excludes the more powerful degrees.