Definitions

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

  • adj. Sensitive to all colors: panchromatic film.

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  • adj. (of black and white film) sensitive to all visible colours

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In photography, sensitive to all the spectrum colors from the red to the violet. Such plates are obtained by the use of methyl and ethyl dyes, as methyl isocyanins.

Etymologies

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pan- +‎ chromatic

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  • Evelyn the dog, having undergone further modification, pondered the significance of short person behavior in pedal-depressed, panchromatic resonance and other highly ambient domains. "Arf," she said. -- Frank Zappa

    May 19, 2009