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[mon-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-] /ˌmɒn ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə-/

of or having one color.
of, relating to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue:
monochromatic pottery.
Optics. pertaining to light of one color or to radiation of a single wavelength or narrow range of wavelengths.
Ophthalmology. of or relating to .
Also homochromatic. (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength
(physics) (of moving particles) having only one kinetic energy
of or relating to monochromatism
a person who is totally colour-blind

1807, from mono- + chromatic, or from monochrome + -atic. Related: Monochromatically (1784).

monochromatic mon·o·chro·mat·ic (mŏn’ə-krō-māt’ĭk)

mon’o·chro·mat’i·cal·ly adv.


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