Definition of false colour in English:

false colour

Line breaks: false col¦our

noun

[mass noun]
  • Colour added during the processing of a photographic or computer image to aid interpretation of the subject: the map is shown in false colour [count noun]: the camera records each element in a false colour corresponding to distance
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    • Fluorescent images were captured by cooled CCD camera, assigned false color, and manipulated uniformly in Adobe Photoshop.
    • The software added false color to reflect the contribution that any given part of the surface made to a small region surrounding each of the two dominant peaks in reciprocal space.
    • It lends the photos a quality that I'm finding hard to put into words, other than that somehow, these places seem far more expressive in false colour than in reality.

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