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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-muh-nuh ns]
    • /ˈkroʊ mə nəns/
    • /ˈkromə.nəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh-nuh ns]
    • /ˈkroʊ mə nəns/

Definitions of chrominance word

  • noun chrominance the quality of light that causes the sensation of colour. It is determined by comparison with a reference source of the same brightness and of known chromaticity 3
  • noun chrominance the information that defines the colour (hue and saturation) of a television image, but not the brightness 3
  • noun chrominance that attribute of light which produces the sensation of color apart from luminance; specif., the color of an object as measured quantitatively in terms of a reference color 3
  • noun chrominance the difference in color quality between a color and a reference color that has an equal brightness and a specified chromaticity. 1
  • noun chrominance The colorimetric difference between a given color in a television picture and a standard color of equal luminance. 1
  • noun chrominance The signal used in video systems to convey the picture's colour information, separately from the accompanying luma signal. 0

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Origin of chrominance

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
First recorded in 1950-55; chrom- + (lum)inance

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Parts of speech for Chrominance


chrominance popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chrominance usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chrominance

  • what is luminance and chrominance?
  • what is chrominance?

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