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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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The evaluation of Ab values at 7 days showed positive values for MTA, CSC and CSC / 15% BO, indicating yellowness, whereas the other cements showed negative values, indicating blueness.
The first thing you notice about Lulu Island is the blueness of the water.
Just exactly like her-- the blueness of her gown, the jeweled tiara, the way they spread her hair across the pillow--every single detail was the same.
It was a brilliant spring day, the daffodils were in full bloom; the sun, enhanced by the blueness of the sky, was glistening off the ocean.
Later that day, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit, where the admitting physician noted lethargy and confusion, tachycardia, and blueness of the middle and ring fingers on the woman's right hand.
Teza is a man who should have no hope and yet still finds beauty in the world--a spider spinning her web in his prison cell in Myanmar (formerly Burma), the industriousness of the ants in the walls, and the blueness of the sky through a small window.
The blueness is due to atmospheric sodium absorbing the orange/red light being emitted by the star, causing its light to shift towards the blue part of the spectrum.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
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Details like the moonlit blueness of the night sky when Thor comes to Earth will remain long after the film's boring dialogue and characters have been forgotten.
In "In lovely blueness," Holderlin appears not only to be responding to Psalm 19 but to be reacting against a second inter-text, Protagoras' maxim, "Man is the measure of all things: of things that are, that they are, and of things that are not, that they are not.
Mythical images appear in the blueness, as watery and transitory as the waves.