What does CYAN mean?

Definitions for CYANˈsaɪ æn, ˈsaɪ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cyan(adj)

    a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color

  2. bluish green, blue-green, cyan, teal(adj)

    of a bluish shade of green


  1. cyan(Adjective)

    of the colour cyan

  2. Origin: κύανος, probably a non Indo-European word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue."


  1. Cyan

    Cyan is a greenish-blue color. It is one of the primary subtractive colors used in color printing. On the traditional color wheel, cyan is located midway between blue and green. It was usually called called blue-green. The name cyan or cyan-blue was first used as a color name in the 19th century. In the subtractive color model, cyan is the complementary color of red; mixing red and cyan paint will produce a gray color. In the additive color system, or RGB color model, used to create all the colors on a computer or television display, cyan is made by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. Since it is the complement of red, it can also be made by the removal of red from white light, Mixing red light and cyan light at the right intensity on a black screen will make white. In the CMYK color model, used in color printing, cyan is one of the primary colors, along with magenta, yellow, and black, which can be overlaid to produce all different colors. This color is also called aqua and was formerly known as "cyan blue".or cyan-blue. The first recorded use of cyan blue as a color name in English was in 1879. In an 1889 dictionary, cyan-blue is defined as the blue-green color corresponding to wavelengths from 487 to 505 nm, which give the same hue what is today called cyan.


  1. Cyan

    Cyan is an industry-leading, global provider of next generation packet-optical transport solutions with revolutionary multi-layer network planning and management. Providing metro and regional aggregation and transport of packet, TDM and optical services with superior service level agreement (SLA) support, Cyan™s solutions provide the industry™s first and only 3-dimensional multi-layer planning, operations and verification systems to scale, extend and simplify networks for more profitable service offerings. Recognized as the industry™s first purpose-built packet-optical transport system, Cyan™s solutions modularly support Carrier Ethernet services (MEF) with connection oriented Ethernet transport, SONET/SDH, OTN, DWDM and ROADM functions in a highly cost-effective and scalable manner from the access edge to the network core. The ability to support 10G services today, while laying a foundation for future 100G services has enabled Cyan™s customers to deploy field-proven solutions for key applications such as Carrier Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul (middle-mile), data center connectivity and interconnect, and wholesale services transport for metro, state-wide, regional, national, multi-national and Enterprise networks across North America and Europe.Founded in Petaluma, California in 2006, Cyan is lead by a team of industry veterans with a track record of successful innovation in communications transport and access networks around the world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CYAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CYAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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