false colour


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false colour

n
(Computer Science) colour used in a computer or photographic display to help in interpreting the image, as in the use of red to show high temperatures and blue to show low temperatures in an infrared image converter
Translations
fausse couleur
References in classic literature ?
False hair, false colour, false calves, false muscles--they had become different beings.
You sail under false colours from beginning to end,' he said.
That's how it always is with these Schilleresque noble hearts; till the last moment every goose is a swan with them, till the last moment, they hope for the best and will see nothing wrong, and although they have an inkling of the other side of the picture, yet they won't face the truth till they are forced to; the very thought of it makes them shiver; they thrust the truth away with both hands, until the man they deck out in false colours puts a fool's cap on them with his own hands.