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color temperature

noun, Optics, Photography
a temperature defined in terms of the temperature of a black body at which it emits light of a specified spectral distribution: used to specify the color of a light source.
Origin of color temperature
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for color temperature
  • Bright, beautiful, highly responsive touchscreen with easy-on-the-eyes color temperature.
  • In photography, and other applications, you will sometimes see what is called a color temperature.
  • When you shop for light bulbs, you'll also want to think about light appearance, or color temperature.
  • Even at a given correlated color temperature, color can vary.
  • Must maintain the same color temperature as the brightness level is adjusted.
  • Color quality indices varied materially, especially for correlated color temperature.
  • The hotter the filament, the higher the color temperature of the light.

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