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black-and-white

[blak-uh n-hwahyt, -wahyt] /ˈblæk ənˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt/
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, relating 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
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for black-and-white

black-and-white

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