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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh-tis-i-tee]
    • /ˌkroʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh-tis-i-tee]
    • /ˌkroʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/

Definitions of chromaticity word

  • noun chromaticity the quality of a colour or light with reference to its purity and its dominant wavelength 3
  • noun chromaticity the classification of a color with reference to its hue and its purity, i.e., its departure from white light 3
  • noun chromaticity the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength and its purity. 1
  • noun chromaticity The quality of color, independent of brightness. 1
  • noun chromaticity An objective specification of the quality of a colour, regardless of its luminance. 0

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Origin of chromaticity

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05; chromatic + -ity

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Parts of speech for Chromaticity


chromaticity popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chromaticity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chromaticity

noun chromaticity

  • hue — a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam.
  • intensity — the quality or condition of being intense.
  • glow — a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence.
  • stain — a discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or chemically reacted with a material; a spot not easily removed.
  • paint — a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art.

Antonyms for chromaticity

noun chromaticity

  • white — of the color of pure snow, of the margins of this page, etc.; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light.

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