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:
1915–20

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To color temperature
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: color television tube
Next Definition: color therapy
Words Near: color temperature
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for color temperature
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing color temperature
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature