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secondary color

noun, Art.
a color, as orange, green, or violet, produced by mixing two primary colors.
Origin of secondary color
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for secondary color
  • Each canvas chair comes in the team's primary color and the headrest is in the teams secondary color.
  • The use of the secondary color on the headrest and chair body trim enhances the overall appearance.
  • The second color code suffix represents the secondary color.
  • Using equal amounts of these two primary colors create the secondary color made by their combination.
  • If applicable, they would also be able to provide a secondary color.
secondary color in Science
secondary color  
A color produced by mixing two additive primary colors in equal proportions. The secondary colors are cyan (a mixture of blue and green), magenta (a mixture of blue and red), and yellow (a mixture of green and red). Each secondary color is also the complementary color (or complement) of the primary color whose wavelength it does not contain. Thus cyan is the complement of red, magenta is the complement of green, and yellow is the complement of blue. See Note at color.
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