[kroh-mat-ik, kruh-] /kroʊˈmæt ɪk, krə-/
pertaining to color or colors.
of, relating to, or characterized by a colour or colours
1590s (of music), “progressing by half-tones;” 1831 as “pertaining to color,” from Latin chromaticus, from Greek khromatikos “relating to color, suited for color,” from khroma (genitive khromatos) “color, complexion, character,” but chiefly used metaphorically of embellishments in music, originally “skin, surface” (see chroma).
chromatic chro·mat·ic (krō-māt’ĭk)
Relating to color or colors.
noun, Optics. 1. the variation of either the focal length or the magnification of a lens system with different wavelengths of light, characterized by prismatic coloring at the edges of the optical image and color distortion within it. noun 1. a defect in a lens system in which different wavelengths of light are focused at […]
- Chromatic adaptation
noun 1. (botany) the alteration by photosynthesizing organisms of the proportions of their photosynthetic pigments in response to the intensity and colour of the available light, as shown by algae in the littoral zone, which change from green to red as the zone is descended
- Chromatic colour
noun 1. (physics) a formal term for colour (sense 2)
[kroh-mat-uh-siz-uh m, kruh-] /kroʊˈmæt əˌsɪz əm, krə-/ noun, Music. 1. the use of tones. 2. a style in which tones predominate.