Definitions for color constancy
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color constancy, colour constancy(noun)
the tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
Color constancy is an example of subjective constancy and a feature of the human color perception system which ensures that the perceived color of objects remains relatively constant under varying illumination conditions. A green apple for instance looks green to us at midday, when the main illumination is white sunlight, and also at sunset, when the main illumination is red. This helps us identify objects.
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