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color wheel

n.
A circular diagram in which primary and usually intermediate colors are arranged sequentially so that related colors are next to each other and complementary colors are opposite.
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Noun1.color wheel - a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circlecolor wheel - a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle
color chart - a chart displaying colors
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Over half of this 20-minute video is devoted to the construction of a painted color wheel, emphasizing mixing paint and careful brushwork.
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