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Pronunciation:  'mânu`krowm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a black-and-white photograph or slide
  2. [n]  painting done in a range of tones of a single color
  3. [adj]  having or appearing to have only one color

MONOCHROME is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: black and white, colored, colorful, coloured, in color(p), monochromatic, monochromic, monochromous
 See Also: exposure, painting, photo, photograph, pic, picture



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mon"o*chrome\, n. [Gr. ? of one color; ? single + ?
color: cf. F. monochrome.]
A painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with
a single color.

Computing Dictionary

Literally "one colour". Usually used for a black and white (or sometimes green or orange) monitor as distinct from a color monitor. Normally, each pixel on the display will correspond to a single bit of display memory and will therefore be one of two intensities. A grey-scale display requires several bits per pixel but might still be called monochrome.

Compare: bitonal.

Thesaurus Terms
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