Definition of Munsell in English:

Munsell

Line breaks: Mun|sell
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌns(ə)l
 
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noun

[as modifier]
Denoting a system of classifying colours according to their hue, value (or lightness), and chroma (or intensity of colour).
More example sentences
  • The last-named for example, uses dimensions of hue, chromaticness and whiteness/blackness, whereas the Munsell system uses hue, chroma and lightness.
  • We measured colors of the comb and iris using the Munsell system.
  • The designations of our 22 judges as red, orange, or yellow agreed in each case with the Munsell system.

Origin

early 20th century: named after Albert H. Munsell (1858–1918), American painter.

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