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panchromatic

[pan-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-] /ˌpæn kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -krə-/
adjective
1.
sensitive to all visible colors, as a photographic film.
Origin of panchromatic
1900-1905
1900-05; pan- + chromatic
Related forms
panchromatism
[pan-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m] /pænˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Historical Examples
  • This effect was obtained by the use of a panchromatic plate in conjunction with a red colour screen.

    The Essentials of Illustration T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
  • A panchromatic plate and red filter was used as in the case of the moon.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
British Dictionary definitions for panchromatic

panchromatic

/ˌpænkrəʊˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
(photog) (of an emulsion or film) made sensitive to all colours by the addition of suitable dyes to the emulsion Compare orthochromatic
Derived Forms
panchromatism (pænˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm) noun
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