What does magenta mean?

Definitions for magentaməˈdʒɛn tə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magenta(noun)

    a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta

  2. Magenta, Battle of Magenta(adj)

    a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I

  3. magenta(adj)

    of deep purplish red


  1. magenta(n.)

    The purplish-red color of magenta.


  1. magenta(Noun)

    A light purple, purplish-red, or pinkish purple colour obtained by mixing red and blue light (thus a secondary colour), but primary in the CMYK colour system used in printing.

  2. magenta(Adjective)

    having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.

  3. Magenta(ProperNoun)

    a town in Northern Italy, site of the Battle of Magenta after which the color magenta was named.

  4. Origin: Named in 1859 by Edward Chambers Nicholson after the Battle of Magenta, fought earlier that year.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magenta(noun)

    an aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsine, roseine, etc



    In cryptography, MAGENTA is a symmetric key block cipher developed by Michael Jacobson Jr. and Klaus Huber for Deutsche Telekom. The name MAGENTA is an acronym for Multifunctional Algorithm for General-purpose Encryption and Network Telecommunication Applications. The cipher was submitted to the Advanced Encryption Standard process, but did not advance beyond the first round; cryptographic weaknesses were discovered and it was found to be one of the slower ciphers submitted. MAGENTA has a block size of 128 bits and key sizes of 128, 192 and 256 bits. It is a Feistel cipher with six or eight rounds. After the presentation of the cipher at the first AES conference, several cryptographers immediately found vulnerabilities. These were written up and presented at the second AES conference.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magenta

    ma-jen′ta, n. a colour between pink and red. [From the battle of Magenta in North Italy, 1859.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Magenta

    Italian town, 15 m. W. of Milan, where Macmahon defeated a superior Austrian force in 1859.

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Anagrams for magenta »

  1. magnate

  2. gateman

  3. nametag


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magenta in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magenta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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