poly chromatism

polychromatic

[pol-ee-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-]
adjective
having or exhibiting a variety of colors.
Also, polychromic [pol-ee-kroh-mik] .


Origin:
1840–50; poly- + chromatic

polychromatism [pol-ee-kroh-muh-tiz-uhm] , noun
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polychromatic, polychromic or polychromous (ˌpɒlɪkrəʊˈmætɪk, ˌpɒlɪˈkrəʊmɪk)
 
adj
1.  having various or changing colours
2.  (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) containing radiation with more than one wavelength
 
polychromic, polychromic or polychromous
 
adj
 
polychromous, polychromic or polychromous
 
adj
 
polychromatism, polychromic or polychromous
 
n

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polychromatic pol·y·chro·mat·ic (pŏl'ē-krō-māt'ĭk) or pol·y·chro·mic (-krō'mĭk) or pol·y·chro·mous (-krō'məs)
adj.
Having or exhibiting many colors.

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polychromatic   (pŏl'ē-krō-māt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Consisting of or related to radiation of more than one wavelength.

  2. Of or having many colors. Compare monochromatic.


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