technicolor

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From Technicolor.

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technicolor (plural technicolors)

  1. A process of colour cinematography using synchronised monochrome films, each of a different colour, to produce a colour print.
  2. (informal) Vivid colour.

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technicolor (not comparable)

  1. Extremely or excessively colourful
    • 2007 May 2, “Letters”, New York Times:
      It's so hard to be a technicolor girl in an earth-tone world.
    • 2007 November 18, Jim Holt, “Mind of a Rock”, New York Times:
      How could the electrochemical processes in the lump of gray matter that is our brain give rise to or, even more mysteriously, be the dazzling technicolor play of consciousness, with its transports of joy, its stabs of anguish and its stretches of mild contentment alternating with boredom?
  2. (physics) Describing something in a technicolor model, a model that is similar to the Standard model but lacks a scalar Higgs field.

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