Definition of Chroma

1. Noun. Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue.




Definition of Chroma

1. Noun. The aspect of a colour's hue that depends on the amount of white or black in it; saturation ¹

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Definition of Chroma

1. the purity of a color [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chroma

1. The relative purity or saturation of a colour, intensity of distinctive hue as related to grayness, one of the three variables of colour. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chroma

christian science
christianias
christianite
christianity
christianly
christies
christite
christless
christlike
christly
christom
christoms
christy
chrom-
chroma (current term)
chroma-key
chroma key
chromaesthesia
chromaffin
chromaffin body
chromaffin cell
chromaffin cells
chromaffin granules
chromaffin reaction
chromaffin system
chromaffin tissue
chromaffin tumour
chromaffinoma
chromaffinopathy

Literary usage of Chroma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"B.— The blue did not change in hue, but lost in chroma, until a very pretty gray surface remained. The color gradually grew lighter as it lost in chroma. ..."

2. Geschichte der Musik by August Wilhelm Ambros, Gustav Nottebohm, B. von Sokolowsky, Carl Ferdinand Becker, Heinrich Reimann, Otto Kade (1887)
"Aristoxenus führt auch drei Mischungen des chroma ... in denen es entweder mit dem chroma ... ef fis ah Aristoxenus nennt diese Mischung „chroma und ..."

3. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"Die Trennung des chroma von Mangan, Zink, Nicki-1 und Magnesium bei Gegenwart von Hydroxyl- •imin. J. prakt. Chem., Leipzig, (NK), 72, ..."

4. A Color Notation by Albert Henry Munsell (1905)
"To describe these tempered colors, he must estimate their hue, value, and chroma, and be able to describe in what degree his copy departs from the natural ..."

5. Proceedings of Meeting (1906)
"If color strength is all that is intended, then the Century Dictionary defines it unmistakably as chroma. Each branch of this color tree is a chroma scale ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... granules mentioned above, and the term chroma t in-granules has been applied to them, and they have been considered to represent a rudimentary nucleus. ..."

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