primary colour


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primary colour

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1. (Colours) Also called: additive primary any of three spectral colours (usually red, green, and blue) that can be mixed to match any other colour, including white light but excluding black
2. (Colours) Also called: subtractive primary any one of the spectral colours cyan, magenta, or yellow that can be subtracted from white light to match any other colour. An equal mixture of the three produces a black pigment
3. (Colours) Also called: psychological primary any one of the colours red, yellow, green, or blue. All other colours look like a mixture of two or more of these colours and they play a unique role in the processing of colour by the visual system
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Noun1.primary colour - any of three colors from which all others can be obtained by mixing
color, coloring, colouring, colour - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
primary color for pigments, primary colour for pigments - any of three pigments from which all colors can be obtained by mixing; "the primary colors for pigments are red, blue, and yellow"
primary color for light, primary colour for light - any of three primary colors of light from which all colors can be obtained by additive mixing; "the primary colors for light are red, blue, and green"
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primary colour

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It scintillated nine different and distinct rays; the seven primary colours of our earthly prism and the two rays which are unknown upon Earth, but whose wondrous beauty is indescribable.
Monochrome blocks, representing single species planting, undulate in sinuous curves of primary colour reminiscent of Miro or Arp.
Combining three primary colours of paint in equal amounts usually results in a brown-grey coloured mess.
2" by Huddersfield-based diversity in education specialists Primary Colours, features 10 illustrated biographies, nar rated by 10-year-old Naz, who travels through time, meeting the famous people.
Colour and shine--Peran SL comes in a wide range of shades from vibrant primary colours through to pastel hues--can be brought to any floorzone.
Primary Colours is an art project run by Knowsley council at Huyton library to link art with education, with 16 primary schools in the borough taking part.
Earlier, Jeff Pearce should be on the mark with Primary Colours in the Ladbroke Showcase Handicap (3.
Primary Colours, which specialises in cultural diversity in education, will be giving more than 80 performances to primary schools across the country on issues ranging from slavery and migration to black music and Caribbean food.