three color

three-color

[three-kuhl-er]
adjective
1.
having or characterized by the use of three colors.
2.
noting or pertaining to a photomechanical process for making reproductions of paintings, artwork, etc., usually by making three printing plates, each corresponding to a primary color, by the halftone process, and printing superimposed impressions from these plates in three correspondingly colored inks.

Origin:
1890–95

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