What does achromatic mean?

Definitions for achromaticˌæk rəˈmæt ɪk, ˌeɪ krə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. achromatic, neutral(adj)

    having no hue

    "neutral colors like black or white"


  1. achromatic(Adjective)

    Free from color; transmitting light without color-related distortion.

  2. achromatic(Adjective)

    Containing components such as achromatic lenses and prisms, designed to prevent color-related distortion.

  3. achromatic(Adjective)

    Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue

  4. achromatic(Adjective)

    Having only the diatonic notes of the scale; not modified by accidentals.

  5. achromatic(Adjective)

    Being achromatic in subject

    The lecture was achromatic, the speaker used politics to suppress the weight of his/her subject.

  6. Origin: ἀχρωμάτιστος, from ἀ- + χρῶμα; compare French achromatique

Webster Dictionary

  1. Achromatic(adj)

    free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors

  2. Achromatic(adj)

    uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue

  3. Origin: [Gr. 'achrw`matos colorless; 'a priv. + chrw^ma, chrw`matos, color: cf. F. achromatique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Achromatic

    a-krōm-at′ik, adj. transmitting light without colour, of a lens or telescope.—adv. Achromat′ically.—n. Achrom′atism, the state of being achromatic.—v.t. Achrom′atize, to render achromatic. [Gr. a, neg., and chrōma, chromatos, colour.]

Editors Contribution

  1. achromatic

    A colour distinguished by a degree of lightness.

    Gray, black and white when viewed through a specific type of lens have achromatic colors.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of achromatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of achromatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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