Definition of cyan in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪən


[mass noun]
  • A greenish-blue colour which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to red.
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    • That of a primary colour will be a mixture of the two other primaries: the additive complement of red is cyan, the subtractive complement is green.
    • Yellow, magenta, and cyan are not the primary pigment colors, as one book had it.
    • The report said something about cyan, blue in colour, remember?


late 19th century: from Greek kuaneos 'dark blue'.

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