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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Writing or print: saw their words in black and white.
  • n. A visual medium, 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A 1970s police patrol car.
  • n. A type of giant cookie (about 8 inches diameter) with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.
  • adj. Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.
  • adj. Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. writing or print.
  • n. See under Black.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having or not capable of producing colors
  • n. communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
  • n. a black-and-white photograph or slide

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