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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 colors
  • You'll get splitters that break apart secondary colors into their primary components.
  • Crystal colors are in the team's primary and secondary colors.
  • See the use of common primary and secondary colors in the text.
  • When artists mix pigments of the primary colors, they make secondary colors.
  • Made by mixing equal parts of adjoining primary and secondary colors.
  • There are two different types of colors, primary colors and secondary colors g any other colors together.
  • Color the pictures with only the primary colors, only the complementary colors and only the secondary colors.
  • Kindergarten is exploring colors using play dough and creating their own secondary colors.
  • The body is of a creamy yellow tint, and the human figures are in the brightest primary and secondary colors.
  • The students may use play dough to demonstrate theory of primary and secondary colors.
secondary colors 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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