Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a color printing or photographic process in which three primary colors are transferred by three different plates or filters to a surface, reproducing all the colors of the subject matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designating, or pert. to, a photomechanical process employing printings in three colors, as red, yellow, and blue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by the use of three colors; specifically, printed in three colors. See three-color process, below.

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Examples

  • This is the physiological basis for what is called “trichromacy,” that is, the three-color basis for human color vision.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • If this government does not pass the anti-corruption measure, he says, he will take India's three-color flag and join the people again for a renewed struggle.

    Indian Activist Ends Hunger Strike

  • I stand by the box of sheet music from the twenties—bright three-color pictures of young lovers strolling in the park and spooning on porch swings, with titles like “A Moonlight Dance”, “Secret of Mine”, “At Sea in Your Eyes”—and wait.

    Pieces

  • Instead, we had a silver fake tree with a three-color wheel in front of a flood lamp that changed the tree into a free-standing blue/green/red no-touch zone.

    What you don’t need for the holidays « Dating Jesus

  • On my street art safaris, I started noticing these simple, beautiful three-color paint drip pieces on newspaper boxes and walls around NYC and L.A. I found out they were created by artist/filmmaker Gregory Siff who is doing them as promotional pieces for a film he is making.

    Paper Magazine: Gregory Siff's Cinematic Street Art

  • For those who want to move beyond a simple three-color guide, Paul Greenberg's excellent new book, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, chronicles the boom-and-bust cycles of four fish that "dominate the modern seafood market": salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.

    Peter Hanlon: Fish as Food, Fish as Wildlife: Four Fish (a Book Review)

  • The simple three-color schemes -- green (good!), yellow (okay ... maybe!) and red (really bad!) -- used by several different seafood consumer guides have certainly helped to raise public awareness of dwindling fish species.

    Peter Hanlon: Fish as Food, Fish as Wildlife: Four Fish (a Book Review)

  • The 24×32 three-color print (featuring metallic gold ink) is signed by Todd and individually numbered.

    Cool Stuff: Todd Slater’s Evil Dead 2 Poster | /Film

  • One wrong move and they could have destroyed a contestant's arduous efforts in winning the coveted three-color MOF collar.

    Regina Weinreich: Jack Goes Boating and Kings of Pastry: What Can Go Wrong in the Kitchen

  • Most impressive were its XBR8 1080p models -- specifically, the 55-inch KDL-55XBR8 and 46-inch KDL-46XBR8 models -- which incorporate Sony's "Triluminos" three-color LED backlighting technology for a greater color range (by aligning individual clusters of red, blue and green LEDs opposed to traditional white LED backlights).

    Sony unveils impressive home theater lineup

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