achromatic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀχρωμάτιστος (akhrōmátistos, uncolored), from ἀ- (a-, not) + χρῶμα (khrôma, color); compare French achromatique

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US, UK) IPA(key): /ˌækɹəʊˈmæt.ɪk/
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Adjective[edit]

achromatic (comparative more achromatic, superlative most achromatic)

  1. (optics) Free from color; transmitting light without color-related distortion.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:achromatic
  2. Containing components such as achromatic lenses and prisms, designed to prevent color-related distortion.
  3. (biology) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue
  4. (music) Having only the diatonic notes of the scale; not modified by accidentals.
  5. Being achromatic in subject
    The lecture was achromatic, the speaker used politics to suppress the weight of his/her subject.

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