monochromatism

monochromatism

[mon-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
a monochromatic quality: the monochromatism of Southern Sung art.
2.
Ophthalmology. a defect of vision in which the retina fails to perceive color. Compare dichromatism ( def 2 ), trichromatism ( def 3 ).
Also, monochromasia [mon-uh-kroh-mey-zhuh, ‐zee-uh, ‐shuh, ‐shee-uh] .


Origin:
1860–65; mono- + chromatism

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monochromatism (ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm)
 
n
a visual defect in which all colours appear as variations of a single hue

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monochromatism mon·o·chro·ma·tism (mŏn'ə-krō'mə-tĭz'əm)
n.

  1. The state of having or exhibiting only one color.

  2. See achromatopsia.

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