Visit the forum if you have a language query!

achromatic

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
Samuel Butler
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Etymology

Ancient Greek ἀχρωμάτιστος (akhrōmatistos), uncolored) from ἀ- (a-), alpha privative) + χρῶμα (khrōma), color); compare French achromatique

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /eɪˈkɹəʊ.mæt.ɪk/, SAMPA: /eI"kr@U.m{t.Ik/

Adjective

Teacup clipart.svg The Tea room(+) is discussing this entry at the moment.
Please come along and share your opinions on this and the other topics being discussed there.
achromatic (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
achromatic

Comparative
{{{1}}}

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. (optics) Free from color; transmitting light without color-related distortion.
  2. Containing components such as achromatic lenses and prisms, designed to prevent color-related distortion.
  3. (biology) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue
  4. (music) Having only the diatonic notes of the scale; not modified by accidentals.
  5. Being achromatic in subject
    The lecture was achromatic, the speaker used politics to suppress the weight of his/her subject.

Related terms

Translations

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE