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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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"State's getting bluer by the second!"- Anne Holton, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee
Jupiter's northern polar region is stormier than expected and appears bluer than the rest of the planet, said mission chief scientist Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, the New York Post reported.
Bridge to Schools is a hands-on service that provides people the chance to develop a model 15 metre long, cable-stayed bridge (the similar bluer print as the Second Severn Crossing) from plywood and aluminium segments, whilst wearing hard hats, high-visibility vests, gloves and goggles.
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Heavy smog has been frequent in the Chinese capital since February, and skies in neighbors Tianjin and Hebei are hardly any bluer. Beijing has thrown around $1.29 billion at the air quality problem since last year, according to Mayor Wang.