What does achromatic mean?

achromatic meaning in General Dictionary

free of color transmitting light without decomposing it into its major colors

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  • having no hue
  • free of shade; transmitting light without decomposing it into its major colors.
  • Uncolored; maybe not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of muscle.

achromatic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1766, from Latinized kind of Greek akhromatos "colorless," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + khromat-, comb. form of khroma "color" (see chroma) + -ic.


achromatic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) clear of shade; transferring light without decomposing it into its main colors.

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  • (a.) Uncolored; not absorbing shade from a fluid; -- stated of tissue.

Sentence Examples with the word achromatic

It must be remembered, however, that when Dollond expressed preference for this third type he had not then invented the achromatic object-glass.

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