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subtractive process

noun
1.
a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by combination of cyan, yellow, and magenta lights.
Compare additive process.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The autumn colors in leaves are produced by an interestingly subtractive process.
  • Etching is required for any of the process alternatives within the subtractive process.
British Dictionary definitions for subtractive process

subtractive process

noun
1.
a photographic process in which all but the desired colours are removed by passing the illuminating light through subtractive filters Compare additive process
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