cyan

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κύανος (kúanos), possibly a loanword, but more likely from Proto-Indo-European *ḱʷei- (to shine, white, light) and cognate with Hittite kuwannan- (precious stone, copper, blue).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪˌæn/, /ˈsaɪ.ən/

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cyan (countable and uncountable, plural cyans)

  1. A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.
    cyan colour:  

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cyan (comparative more cyan, superlative most cyan)

  1. Of the colour cyan.

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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black      brown
             pink              red, crimson              orange              yellow, cream
             lime              green              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, teal
             azure, sky blue              blue              violet, indigo              magenta, purple

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Czech[edit]

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cyan m

  1. (printing) cyan


Colors in Czech · barvy (layout · text)
     bílá      šedá      černá      hnědá
             růžová              červená, karmínová              oranžová              žlutá, béžová
             limetkově zelená              zelená              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              azurová, zelenomodrá
             modrá              modrá              fialová, indigo              purpurová, fialová

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κύανος (kúanos).

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cyan m (plural cyans)

  1. cyan (color)

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Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir      brun
             rose              rouge, cramoisi              orange              jaune, crème
             vert citron              vert              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, bleu canard
             azur              bleu              violet, indigo              magenta, pourpre

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cyan

  1. cyan (colour)

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cyan

  1. cyan (colour)
  2. (colloquial) Almost any chemical compound containing a cyanide group; especially if this compound is in gaseous state.

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