primary-color

primary color

noun
1.
Art. a color, as red, yellow, or blue, that in mixture yields other colors. Compare complementary color ( def 1 ), secondary color, tertiary color.
2.
Optics. any of a set of monochromatic colors, as red, green, and blue, that are added to match or specify the chromaticity of a stimulus or sample.

Origin:
1605–15

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primary color  
Any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be made by mixing. See more at additive, subtractive. See Note at color.

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