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From Ancient Greek ἀχρωμάτιστος (akhrōmátistos, “uncolored”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + χρῶμα (khrôma, “color”); compare French achromatique.
achromatic (comparative more achromatic, superlative most achromatic)
- (optics) Free from color; transmitting light without color-related distortion.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:achromatic
- Containing components such as achromatic lenses and prisms, designed to prevent color-related distortion.
- (biology) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue
- (music) Having only the diatonic notes of the scale; not modified by accidentals.
- Being achromatic in subject
- The lecture was achromatic, the speaker used politics to suppress the weight of his/her subject.
optics: free from colour
music: having only the diatonic notes of the scale
being achromatic in subject