black-and-white

black-and-white

[blak-uhn-hwahyt, -wahyt]
adjective
1.
displaying only black and white tones; without color, as a picture or chart: a black-and-white photograph.
2.
partly black and partly white; made up of separate areas or design elements of black and white: black-and-white shoes.
3.
of, pertaining to, or constituting a two-valued system, as of logic or morality; absolute: To those who think in black-and-white terms, a person must be either entirely good or entirely bad.

Origin:
1590–1600

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black-and-white
 
n
1.  a.  a photograph, picture, sketch, etc, in black, white, and shades of grey rather than in colour
 b.  (as modifier): black-and-white film
2.  Compare colour the neutral tones of black, white, and intermediate shades of grey
3.  in black and white
 a.  in print or writing
 b.  in extremes: he always saw things in black and white

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