Definition of trichromatic in English:

trichromatic

Line breaks: tri|chro¦mat¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌtrʌɪkrəˈmatɪk
 
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adjective

1Having or using three colours.
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  • An important theory was put forward by Young in the 18th century and was developed by Helmholz to give the trichromatic scheme which states that there are three fundamental colours.
  • The general principle underlying the design of visual trichromatic colorimeters. may be briefly summarized as follows.
1.1Having normal colour vision, which is sensitive to all three primary colours.
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  • People with trichromatic color vision see not only four primary colors (blue, green, yellow, and red) but also various intermediate colors between them.
  • Primates, including humans, have three cones and can thus distinguish three of the primary color phases, giving us trichromatic vision, or high color resolution.
  • The nocturnal origins of primates imposed constraints on certain sensory systems, namely trichromatic vision.

Derivatives

trichromatism

Pronunciation: /-ˈkrəʊmətɪz(ə)m/
noun
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  • There are three types of anomalous trichromatism named according to which photopigment is affected: Protanomalous trichromatism, Deuteranomalous trichromatism and Tritanomalous trichromatism.
  • Fernandez and Morris conclude that trichromatism evolved for ecological rather than social reasons, such as the detection of edible leaves and/or fruits.
  • Then came the mutation of trichromatism, which enabled us to see fruit - cherries, say - more easily against a variegated leafy background.

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