Definitions for black and white

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. written communication, written language, black and white(noun)

    communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

  2. black and white, monochrome(adj)

    a black-and-white photograph or slide

  3. black-and-white(adj)

    lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black

    "a black-and-white cow"; "black-and-white blooms"; "black-and-white stripes"

  4. black-and-white, black and white(p)(adj)

    not having or not capable of producing colors

    "black-and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the movie was in black and white"

  5. black-and-white(adj)

    of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories

    "he rejected a black-and-white world"; "there are no black-and-white certainties"; "there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. black and white(adjective)æk

    (of film, photographs or movies) using only black, white, and gray

    an old black and white movie

Wiktionary

  1. black and white(Noun)

    A 1970s police patrol car.

  2. black and white(Noun)

    A type of giant cookie (about 8 inches diameter) with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.

  3. black and white(Adjective)

    Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.

  4. black and white(Adjective)

    Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.

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