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1. See fuchsin.
2. A purplish red, one of the subtractive primary colors.
[After Magenta, a town in Lombardy where, as part of Italy's wars for independence, combined forces of France and the Kingdom of Sardinia defeated forces of the Austrian Empire in 1859, the year in which fuchsin was patented.]
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a. a deep purplish red that is the complementary colour of green and, with yellow and cyan, forms a set of primary colours
b. (as adjective): a magenta filter.
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for fuchsin
[C19: named after Magenta, Italy, alluding to the blood shed in a battle there (1859)]
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2. a purplish red.
[after Magenta, town in N Italy, the site of a battle (1859); fuchsin was discovered shortly after the battle]
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|Noun||1.||magenta - a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta|
|2.||Magenta - a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I|
|Adj.||1.||magenta - of deep purplish red|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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n → Fuchsin nt
adj → tiefrot
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magenta[məˈdʒɛntə] n & adj → (color m) magenta inv
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