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blue

1. any of a group of colours, such as that of a clear unclouded sky, that have wavelengths in the range 490--445 nanometres. Blue is the complementary colour of yellow and with red and green forms a set of primary colours
2. 
a. a sportsman who represents or has represented Oxford or Cambridge University and has the right to wear the university colour (dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge)
b. the honour of so representing one's university
3. Brit an informal name for Tory
4. any of numerous small blue-winged butterflies of the genera Lampides, Polyommatus, etc.: family Lycaenidae
5. Archery a blue ring on a target, between the red and the black, scoring five points
6. a blue ball in snooker, etc

blue

[blü]
(optics)
The hue evoked in an average observer by monochromatic radiation having a wavelength in the approximate range from 455 to 492 nanometers; however, the same sensation can be produced in a variety of other ways.

blue

in American flag, symbolizes justice. [Color Symbolism: Leach, 242; Jobes, 356]
See: Justice

Blue

A language proposed by Softech to meet the DoD Ironman requirements which led to Ada. ["On the BLUE Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):10-15 (Oct 1978)].
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Where Hofstadter renders the poem's opening phrase as "In lovely blueness," Richard Sieburth, in his translation, renders it as "In lovely blue.
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If you are prone to bruising, vinegar is thought to help by reducing blueness and speeding up the healing process.
When the story is resolved, the reader is taken back to the calm blueness of Jo-Jo's bedroom.
Their design frequently embraces distinct hues, for instance rich lemons and yellows, to subtle orange tones and these confuse the comprehension of the blueness and make colour-labelling complex.
Likewise, the b * axis corresponds to the yellow-blue opponent hues, with +ve values for yellowness and -ve values for blueness [15].
A typical wet May Bank Holiday still allows one to leave London (by car) to go bluebell peeping in wet woodlands turgid with new growth, the beech leaves emerging like a chrysalis, soft and unfolding, a foil to that special blueness that only bluebells en masse can make.
But the show's reflections on blueness are enough to invite your thoughts to riff.
The study used a charge-coupled device (CCD) as an optical sensor to measure the levels of redness, greenness and blueness ("RGB model") in tongue images.
Isabelle, born with so many heart complications - two chambers instead of four, a giant hole in the middle, transposed arteries and pulmonary stenosis, an obstruction of blood flow in the heart's four main veins that causes blueness of the skin - that Michigan doctors said she was a one-in-a-million case, is doing well, her parents say.
Parents should watch out for warning signs such as blueness around the mouth, nose or nails, difficulty breathing and tiredness.