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colours

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colors, coloursnoun

    a distinguishing emblem

    "his tie proclaimed his school colors"

  2. colors, coloursnoun

    a flag that shows its nationality

Wiktionary

  1. coloursnoun

    The national flag flown by a ship at sea.

  2. coloursnoun

    The British military ceremony of raising the flag.

  3. coloursnoun

    The balls that score more than one point in snooker. Yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black.

  4. coloursnoun

    Plural form of colour.

Wikipedia

  1. colours

    Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the visual perception based on the electromagnetic spectrum. Though color is not an inherent property of matter, color perception is related to an object's light absorption, reflection, emission spectra and interference. For most humans, color are perceived in the visible light spectrum with three types of cone cells (trichromacy). Other animals may have a different number of cone cell types or have eyes sensitive to different wavelength, such as bees that can distinguish ultraviolet, and thus has a different color sensitivity range. Animal perception of color originates from different light wavelength or spectral sensitivity in cone cell types, which is then processed by the brain. Colors have perceived properties such as hue, colorfulness (saturation) and luminance. Colors can also be additively mixed (commonly used for actual light) or subtractively mixed (commonly used for materials). If the colors are mixed in the right proportions, because of metamerism, they may look the same as a single-wavelength light. For convenience, colors can be organized in a color space, which when being abstracted as a mathematical color model can assign each region of color with a corresponding set of numbers. As such, color spaces are an essential tool for color reproduction in print, photography, computer monitors and television. The most well-known color models are RGB, CMYK, YUV, HSL and HSV. Because the perception of color is an important aspect of human life, different colors have been associated with emotions, activity, and nationality. Names of color regions in different cultures can have different, sometimes overlapping areas. In visual arts, color theory is used to govern the use of colors in an aesthetically pleasing and harmonious way. The theory of color includes the color complements; color balance; and classification of primary colors (traditionally red, yellow, blue), secondary colors (traditionally orange, green, purple) and tertiary colors. The study of colors in general is called color science.

ChatGPT

  1. colours

    Colours are the property of light or visual perception that enables one to differentiate between different wavelengths in the spectrum. They are perceived by the human eye as red, blue, green, yellow, etc. They are created by the reflection, absorption or emission of light hitting an object. Colours play a significant role in art, culture, symbolism, and psychology.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. colours

    The flags or banners which distinguish the ships of different nations. Also, the regimental flags of the army. Hauling down colours in token of submission, and the use of signals, are mentioned by Plutarch in Themistocles.

Editors Contribution

  1. colours

    Plural form and verb form of the word colour.

    The colours of our clothing have an effect on the way we look.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'colours' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2400

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    Rank popularity for the word 'colours' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1922

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colours in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colours in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of colours in a Sentence

  1. Winston Churchill:

    I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

  2. Charlie Burrows:

    They might have seen the executioners in very dark colours; it was a very dark night, they only had flashlights on the prisoners, and when we were going to meet them we were falling over stones because of the dark.

  3. Kevin Ching:

    The colours are absolutely vibrant, and (it is) ... probably one of the two or three most important works available now in private hands.

  4. John Keats, Letter to James Rice, Feb 1820:

    I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.

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