Definition of monochromatic in English:


Line breaks: mono|chro¦mat¦ic
Pronunciation: /mɒnə(ʊ)krəˈmatɪk


1Containing or using only one colour: monochromatic light
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  • The glints of orange fish scales and the gleam of a metallic beetle are some of the few flashes of colour in a predominantly monochromatic palette.
  • Colour choices are subdued, and monochromatic.
  • If the set is entirely monochromatic the costumes use vivid colour - luscious carmine reds, particularly for the lovers.
1.1 Physics (Of light or other radiation) of a single wavelength or frequency: it employs diffraction to focus monochromatic light
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  • After diffraction of the beam, the monochromatic radiation was exited from the lower part of the slit and transmitted by another light guide.
  • The helium-cadmium laser provides a convenient source of monochromatic UVA light at sufficient intensity to enable a study of irradiance-dependent phenomena over a reasonable range.
  • Interference and neutral density filters were additionally used to obtain a stimulus of white or monochromatic light of different intensities.



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  • Most of the flashback sequences are monochromatically colour-coded to the tiniest detail.
  • The painting is monochromatically brown, drifting into black and brownish greens, colours to which Staël gives a brilliant luminosity.
  • This is not a monochromatically somber piece, but a suspenseful slice of unvarnished life, mixing anguish and grief with smiles and laughs.

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