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monochromatic

[mon-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-] /ˌmɒn ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə-/
adjective
1.
of or having one color.
2.
of, pertaining to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue:
monochromatic pottery.
3.
Optics. pertaining to light of one color or to radiation of a single wavelength or narrow range of wavelengths.
4.
Ophthalmology. of or pertaining to monochromatism.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; mono- + chromatic
Related forms
monochromatically, adverb
monochromaticity
[mon-uh-kroh-muh-tis-i-tee] /ˌmɒn əˌkroʊ məˈtɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mono-chromatically

monochromatic

/ˌmɒnəʊkrəʊˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
Also homochromatic. (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength
2.
(physics) (of moving particles) having only one kinetic energy
3.
of or relating to monochromatism
noun
4.
a person who is totally colour-blind
Derived Forms
monochromatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mono-chromatically

monochromatic

adj.

1807, from mono- + chromatic, or from monochrome + -atic. Related: Monochromatically (1784).

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mono-chromatically in Medicine

monochromatic mon·o·chro·mat·ic (mŏn'ə-krō-māt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Having or appearing to have only one color.

  2. Of or relating to a pure spectral color of a single wavelength.

  3. Of or exhibiting achromatopsia.


mon'o·chro·mat'i·cal·ly adv.
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mono-chromatically in Science
monochromatic
  (mŏn'ə-krō-māt'ĭk)   
  1. Consisting of a single wavelength of light or other radiation. Lasers, for example, usually produce monochromatic light.

  2. Having or appearing to have only one color. Compare polychromatic.


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