Definition of false color in English:

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false color

noun

Color added during the processing of a photographic or computer image to aid interpretation of the subject.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: false col·or

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