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black and white

n.
1. Writing or print: saw their words in black and white.
2. A color palette, as in photography or printmaking, employing only black and white or black, white, and values of gray: a film shot in black and white; a painting reproduced in black and white.
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Noun1.black and white - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)black and white - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
folio, leaf - a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
transcription, written text - something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
writing - (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
prescription - written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient
prescription - written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
reading material, reading - written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
correspondence - communication by the exchange of letters
code, codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
print - the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication; "I want to see it in print"
2.black and white - a black-and-white photograph or slideblack and white - a black-and-white photograph or slide
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
Adj.1.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"

black and white

adjective monochrome, grey-scale old black and white film footage
in black and white
1. in absolute terms, unconditionally, naively, unambiguously, uncompromisingly, simplistically, in oversimplified terms She saw things in black and white.
2. in print, documented, on paper, written down, on record He'd seen the proof in black and white.
Translations
noir et blanc

black and white

adj (photograph, film, TV) → in bianco e nero
there it is in black and white (fig) → eccolo nero su bianco
he sees things in black and white terms → per lui non ci sono vie di mezzo
References in classic literature ?
"Lots of 'em!" cried Button-Bright; and so there were--quite a row of the two-sided black and white creatures sitting on the rocks all around.
Bruce, Jr.'s "Black and White Voices in an Early African-American Colonization Narrative: Problems of Genre and Emergence." Bruce explores the creation of the 1826 "Memorial of the Free People of Colour to the Citizens of Baltimore," a joint product of free black Baltimoreans and the white-led American Colonization Society which illustrates the interplay between black and white rhetorical traditions.
We also consider various explanations for the expanding gap between black and white students as they move through school.
The likelihood was elevated for black and white mothers when prenatal care started in the second trimester (1.1 for each), and for all mothers when this care began in the third trimester or did not occur (1.2-1.8).
The positing of a separate system of "black values" by black and white adults in Ocean Hill-Brownsville is not unconnected to the cruel phenomenon whereby some black students disparage academic success as "acting white."
But despite increases, the Latino population barely tops 7 percent in Evanston and 5 percent in Oak Park, so the issue remains black and white.
(2.) Though I also recognize, from another point of view, it is quite arguable that the black woman occupies the lowest position in the social hierarchy, being subject to the sexism of both black and white males in addition to the oppressions of race, class, etc.
One of the key challenges in religious studies is examining the degree to which black and white bodies, especially when they are participants in the same theological or denominational tradition, are similar and how they are different.
Yet most organizational photos are still made and published without ever considering the advantages or disadvantages of either black and white or color as a medium of communication.
Frankenberg speaks collectively for the more complex and searching contributions to the discussion when she writes, "The story of race is not a simple story of black and white, but rather one of more complex, intermeshing dyads crafted through nationally structured processes of history (in this collection instantiated as black-white, brown-white, African-European, Mexican-Chicano, Chicano-Anglo, Indian-British)." Whiteness is, after all, only a paler shade of gray, or blackness hit by the glare of light.
That Thernstrom wouldn't play along will come as no surprise to readers of America in Black and White: One Nation Indivisible, the new book she wrote with her husband, Stephan, a Harvard historian.
The film was controversial - critics charged that historical accuracy was tampered with - but undeniably moving, bringing to vivid color images that previously had been seen only in the vague, comfortable distance of black and white.
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