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Definition of "chroma" [chroma]

  • The aspect of color in the Munsell color system by which a sample appears to differ from a gray of the same lightness or brightness and that corresponds to saturation of the perceived color. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chroma" in a sentence
  • "The term chromatic derives from the Greek word chroma, meaning color."
  • "The name chromium was derived from the Greek word chroma which means color, in reference to the fact that chromium is known to cause a number of colors in a variety of materials."
  • "You've defined the word chroma as both the "absence of white" and "the intensity of distinctive hues"."