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false color

false col·or
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls kuhl-er]
    • /fɔls ˈkʌl ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls kuhl-er]
    • /fɔls ˈkʌl ər/

Definition of false color words

  • noun false color photography using infrared-sensitive film that produces images in which heat-emitting areas or objects appear red. 1

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Origin of false color

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for False color

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

false color popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% 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.

false color usage trend in Literature

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