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1. The condition of being completely colorblind.
2. The quality or condition of having or exhibiting only one color: sexual monochromatism in plumage.
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(ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm) or


(Pathology) a visual defect in which all colours appear as variations of a single hue
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(ˌmɒn əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm)

a defect of vision in which the retina fails to perceive color.
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1. the quality of being of only one color or in only one color, as a work of art.
2. a defect of eyesight in which the retina cannot perceive color. — monochromatic, adj.
See also: Color
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monochromatism - complete color blindnessmonochromatism - complete color blindness; colors can be differentiated only on the basis of brightness
color blindness, color vision deficiency, colour blindness, colour vision deficiency - genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
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[ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəuməˌtɪzm] nmonocromatismo
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