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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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On the other hand, Chodasiewicz's work during the 1920s, and before her association with Leger, was closer to the work of three male contemporaries who shared her interests: Ozenfant, in chromatist and textural research; Albert Gleizes, in rotation and translation; and Hans Arp, in biometric forms, as shown by her Kompozycja planimetryczna-Waza (Planimetric composition-vase) (1926; Pl.
Declaring that most of the Jewish Abstract Expressionists are "chromatists" rather than "actionists," Soltes suggests that these artists "re-create reality, re-order chaos, restore a center to the off-kilter universe," thus supporting his restorative thesis (63).