Definitions for pigmentˈpɪg mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a dry insoluble substance, usu. pulverized, that when suspended in a liquid vehicle becomes a paint, ink, etc.
a coloring matter or substance.
any of various biological substances, as chlorophyll and melanin, that produce color in the tissues of organisms.
Category: Cell Biology
(v.t.)to color; add pigment to.
(v.i.)to acquire color.
Origin of pigment:
1350–1400; ME < L pigmentum paint =pig- (s. of pingere to paint ) +-mentum -ment
dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color
a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
"artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
color or dye with a pigment
"pigment a photograph"
Any color in plant or animal cells
Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
To add color or pigment to something.
Origin: From pigmentum, itself from pingo + -mentum; variants of this word may have been known in Old English (e.g. 12th century pyhmentum).
any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle
any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc
wine flavored with species and honey
A pigment is a material that changes the color of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption. This physical process differs from fluorescence, phosphorescence, and other forms of luminescence, in which a material emits light. Many materials selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light. Materials that humans have chosen and developed for use as pigments usually have special properties that make them ideal for coloring other materials. A pigment must have a high tinting strength relative to the materials it colors. It must be stable in solid form at ambient temperatures. For industrial applications, as well as in the arts, permanence and stability are desirable properties. Pigments that are not permanent are called fugitive. Fugitive pigments fade over time, or with exposure to light, while some eventually blacken. Pigments are used for coloring paint, ink, plastic, fabric, cosmetics, food and other materials. Most pigments used in manufacturing and the visual arts are dry colorants, usually ground into a fine powder. This powder is added to a vehicle, a relatively neutral or colorless material that suspends the pigment and gives the paint its adhesion.
Translations for pigment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any substance used for colouring, making paint etc
People used to make paint and dyes from natural pigments.
- صِبْغ، خِضْبArabic
- pigmentoPortuguese (BR)
- der FarbstoffGerman
- रंगद्रव्य, वर्णकHindi
- zat warnaIndonesian
- 그림물감, 안료Korean
- fargestoff, pigmentfargeNorwegian
- رنګ، درنګ مادهPashto
- красящее веществоRussian
- pigment, färgämneSwedish
- boya maddesiTurkish
- 顏料Chinese (Trad.)
- رنگ و روغنUrdu
- chất màu; chất nhuộmVietnamese
- 颜料Chinese (Simp.)
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