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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of color.

chro′ma·tist (-mə-tĭst) n.


(krəʊˈmætɪks) or


(Colours) (functioning as singular) the science of colour
chromatist, ˌchromaˈtologist n


(kroʊˈmæt ɪks, krə-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science of colors.
chro•ma•tist (ˈkroʊ mə tɪst) n.


the branch of opties that studies the properties of colors.
See also: Color
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