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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The visual property of being without chromatic color; The visual property of being without color; Being unable to see color.

Usage examples (9)
  • This annihilation of colors is called achromatism
  • Very occasionally a person lacks all color-receptors and is completely color-blind, a condition called achromatism (ay-kroh'muh-tiz-um; "no color" G).
  • Although this peculiar disharmony in the dispersive powers of the two glasses, crown and flint, was discovered almost immediately after achromatism was invented, it was...
  • As the diameter of the lens was so small in comparison with its focal length, its want of achromatism was inappreciable. for more
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