Definition of "three-color" [three•-col•or]

  • Of, relating to, or being a color printing or photographic process in which three primary colors are transferred by three different plates or filters to a surface, reproducing all the colors of the subject matter. (adjective)

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Use "three-color" in a sentence
  • "This is the physiological basis for what is called “trichromacy,” that is, the three-color basis for human color vision."
  • "If this government does not pass the anti-corruption measure, he says, he will take India's three-color flag and join the people again for a renewed struggle."
  • "I stand by the box of sheet music from the twenties—bright three-color pictures of young lovers strolling in the park and spooning on porch swings, with titles like “A Moonlight Dance”, “Secret of Mine”, “At Sea in Your Eyes”—and wait."