black-and-white


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black-and-white

(blăk′ən-wīt′, -hwīt′)
adj.
1. Partially black and partially white: a black-and-white cow.
2. Being in writing or print: black-and-white proof.
3.
a. Rendered in black and white or in achromatic colors: a black-and-white drawing.
b. Of or relating to the reproduction or presentation of visual images in black and white: black-and-white television; black-and-white photography.
4. Expressing, recognizing, or based on two mutually exclusive sets of ideas or values: black-and-white categories; a black-and-white point of view.

black-and-white

n
1. (Photography)
a. a photograph, picture, sketch, etc, in black, white, and shades of grey rather than in colour
b. (as modifier): black-and-white film.
2. (Colours) the neutral tones of black, white, and intermediate shades of grey. Compare colour2
3. in black and white
a. in print or writing
b. in extremes: he always saw things in black and white.

black′-and-white′



adj.
1. displaying only black and white tones; lacking color.
2. partly black and partly white: black-and-white shoes.
3. pertaining to or constituting a two-valued system, as of logic or morality; absolute: thinking in black-and-white terms.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.black-and-white - lacking hue or shades of greyblack-and-white - lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black; "a black-and-white cow"; "black-and-white blooms"; "black-and-white stripes"
2.black-and-white - not having or not capable of producing colorsblack-and-white - not having or not capable of producing colors; "black-and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the movie was in black and white"
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
color, colour - having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"
3.black-and-white - of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categoriesblack-and-white - of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories; "he rejected a black-and-white world"; "there are no black-and-white certainties"; "there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
References in classic literature ?
You'll let me bring my Aaron one o' these days, and he'll show her his little cart as his father's made for him, and the black-and-white pup as he's got a-rearing.
Behind me lay the yard, vividly black-and-white in the moonlight, and the pile of wood and faggots on which Moreau and his mutilated victims lay, one over another.
Its tremendous intensity robbed it of all direction and left me adrift in the big black-and-white hall as on a silent sea.
He considered, he wondered, his wit but half at his service; then another face intervened, bending more directly over him, and he finally knew that Alice Staverton had made her lap an ample and perfect cushion to him, and that she had to this end seated herself on the lowest degree of the staircase, the rest of his long person remaining stretched on his old black-and-white slabs.
One was of snuffy colored gingham which Marilla had been tempted to buy from a peddler the preceding summer because it looked so serviceable; one was of black-and-white checkered sateen which she had picked up at a bargain counter in the winter; and one was a stiff print of an ugly blue shade which she had purchased that week at a Carmody store.