complementary wavelength


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complementary wavelength

[‚käm·plə′men·trē ′wāv‚leŋkth]
(optics)
The wavelength of light that, when combined with a sample color in suitable proportions, matches a reference standard light.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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