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Definition of "color" []

  • That aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of the light reflected or emitted by them, definable in terms of the observer or of the light, as: (noun)
  • The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources. (noun)
  • The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity. (noun)
  • A substance, such as a dye, pigment, or paint, that imparts a hue. (noun)
  • The general appearance of the skin; complexion. (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 "color" in a sentence
  • "If the required color extends uniformly over the entire loaf, the bottom and the sides, as well as the top, 2 more is added to the score of the crust for _uniformity of color_."
  • "Depends on _form_, with More appropriate to objects color as a secondary adjunct. which depend on _color_ for their principal charm."
  • "This naturally suggests, not only a record of each separate color sensation, but also a union of these records in series and groups to form a _color score_, similar to the musical score by which the measured relations of sound are recorded."