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achromatic

1. capable of reflecting or refracting light without chromatic aberration
2. Cytology
a. not staining with standard dyes
b. of or relating to achromatin
3. Music
a. involving no sharps or flats
b. another word for diatonic
4. denoting a person who is an achromat

Achromatic

Having no color; a neutral such as black and white.

achromatic

[¦a·krə¦mad·ik]
(optics)
Capable of transmitting light without decomposing it into its constituent colors.

achromatic

Said of architecture that is without color, for example, the white buildings of Greek Revival.
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Throughout this work a set of comparisons will be carried out among standard Fresnel lens, considering the flat facets Fresnel lens, in opposition to a number of own design achromatic doublets which are formed by following materials: polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which is one of most employed plastics in solar concentration applications due to its high transmittance and low dispersion curve, and polycarbonate (PC), which has similar spectral transmission and high impact resistance [9].
And the results also suggest that achromatic targets are more visible under the LEDs illumination conditions employed in our study, than under the HPS illumination conditions when the visibility levels of the targets are equivalent.
Mixed all three subtractive primaries, the result should be theoretically black (or achromatic), that respond satisfies in color photography due to relative high saturation of primaries, but in practical printing experience besides subtractive primaries, black (ink), mostly as carbon black, is added as a fourth printing form.
An achromatic stimulus was still less likely to be classified as greenish following sleep, with no statistical difference in the magnitude of the resetting in each eye.
The 2-dimensional model responsible for achromatic vision along with also two-dimensional color-opponent chromatic module provides separate inputs to the visual system.
In various manuals for processing in graphic arts (scanners or operating programs) the achromatic possibility is offered, but the amount of substitution is gave up to the technologist, or eventually some value for concerned process is recommended.
Achromatic lenses for spectacles were developed by Chester Moore Hall in the early 1700s.
It was observed that Spanish and British BCCs are essentially equivalents in number and colourimetric delimitation and, therefore, our work can be considered to extend and complement previous research (on English BCCs) insolar as achromatic categories in colour space localization, the links between chromatic and achromatic categories (red and orange have no direct links with achromatic categories), and the dependence of the use of BCCs on lightness are concerned.
The optical system's range of achromatic and planachromatic objectives are parfocal and parcentered.
These conditions keep the UBEFucoidan achromatic and without excess hydrolysis.
The result is a chromatically corrected or "achromatic" system, but even achromatic systems will display small residual aberrations that can become distracting and eye-fatiguing at magnifications of 10X and above or in extreme light situations (either very dim or very bright).
NCM provides independent control over the chromatic and achromatic characteristics of a color construct, applying a transformation operation that remains true to the original source.