chromatic adaptation


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chromatic adaptation

[krō′mad·ik ‚ad‚ap′tā·shən]
(physiology)
A decrease in sensitivity to a color stimulus with prolonged exposure.
(psychology)
Modification in the perceived hue or saturation of a light stimulus resulting from prior viewing of a light of different hue or saturation.
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Irradiance sensitivity for a single specimen at 3 [degrees]C was also tested after chromatic adaptation with 381 and 478 nm light as described above.
If the source differs from the illuminant of the destination, chromatic adaptations are used to decide whether the XYZ source data differs from the illuminant target RGB space (destination).