color constancy

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Noun1.color constancy - the tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
perceptual constancy, constancy - (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
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Xe847 simulates the so-called color-constancy of the human visual system: up to a certain degree, the human eye perceives the color of objects as constant even if the ambient light or the illuminant changes.