from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or being an overprinting or photographic process in which three primary colors and black are transferred by four different plates or filters to a surface, reproducing the colors of the subject matter.


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  • My personal list would have a place for Ellen Raskin, now better known as a novelist but one of the masters of the picture-book form when most creators were expected to provide their own four-color separations.

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  • Anders (Fast Forward) delivers an ambitious collection of superhero tales that provide top-notch plots and characterizations while honoring their four-color roots.

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  • Â The palette is wonderfully subtle, using the earth-tones of the Southwest rather than old-school four-color RGB, and it works wonderfully …

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  • The baddest four-color battles to grace a paneled page †plus the secret origin of Dr. Destruction†™ s Formidables!

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  • Since 2008 and the first Iron Man, Marvel has been meticulously laying the groundwork for its mammoth team-up pic The Avengers, due to hit theaters next summer, and with each new franchise, the've also expanded the realms of possibility for their fictional universe, mirroring the many facets of imagination in their four-color kin.

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  • Both use Sharp's four-color Quattron technology; Sharp says the addition of the yellow color allows more light to pass through the panel, which can produce a brighter image that helps compensate for the dimming effect of wearing 3D glasses.

    CEDIA: Sharp launches first 3D TVs, 3D Blu-ray players

  • I also like that Batman costume, which captures the general look of the movie Batman costumes while remaining four-color friendly.

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  • It's up to Betsy Mitchell of Del Rey Books to acknowledge market realities, the elephant in the room: Betsy: Due to the costs involved in hiring so many contributors to the job -- pencilers, inkers, scripters, letterers, colorists if the work is in four-color -- economics demand that authors who have a large and loyal fan following are the best choice for adaptation.

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  • According to the very slick, four-color promotional cards in his office, Schlesinger offers customers a complete line of services for sale including Medical Management, Full Service Office Injections, Pain Pumps and Stimulators, TENS Therapy, Pain Support Groups, Traction/Inversion Therapy, Massage Therapy, Yoga Therapy and Psychological care.

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  • The longest word in all its 27 languages is the Finnish term for a fancy four-color press:

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