from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Chromatic aberration. See aberration
  • noun In botany, the assumption by leaves, or other normally green parts of a plant, of colors similar to those of the petals; unnatural coloration of plants or their leaves. Also called chromism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Optics) The state of being colored, as in the case of images formed by a lens.
  • noun (Bot.) An abnormal coloring of plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being coloured
  • noun optics chromatic aberration
  • noun psychology chromaesthesia

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  • noun hallucinatory perception of colored lights
  • noun abnormal pigmentation


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  • Lumière in which the colours were produced with perfect ortho-chromatism.

    Gabriel Lippmann - Biography 1967

  • Suppression of local colour, study of reflections by means of complementary colours and division of tones by the process of touches of pure, juxtaposed colours -- these are the essential principles of _chromatism_ (for this word should be used instead of the very vague term "Impressionism").

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900) Camille Mauclair 1908

  • I am at present engaged on the theory of the achromatic object-glass, with regard to spherical chromatism -- a subject upon which, I believe, nearly all our text-books are silent, but one nevertheless of vital importance to the optician.

    Men of Invention and Industry Samuel Smiles 1858

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