achromatic color


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achromatic color

[¦a·krə¦mad·ik ′kəl·ər]
(optics)
A color that has no hue or saturation but only brightness, such as white, black, and various shades of gray.

achromatic color

White light; a color that does not elicit hue.
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The figures of the European Color Report 2017 reveal that achromatic colors are still the most popular.
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Apart from these ten hue groups, three achromatic colors (white, black and middle gray) were also used.
Black and white account for nearly 20 percent, so that achromatic colors make up about 60 percent of the sector.
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