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Cyan vs. Turquoise

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cyan and Turquoise is that the Cyan is a color visible between blue and green; subtractive (CMY) primary color and Turquoise is a opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium.

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Wikipedia
  • Cyan (noun)

    A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.

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  • Cyan (adjective)

    Of the colour cyan.

  • Turquoise (noun)

    A sky-blue, greenish-blue, or greenish-gray semi-precious gemstone.

  • Turquoise (noun)

    A pale colour, like that of the gemstone.

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  • Turquoise (adjective)

    Made of turquoise (the gemstone).

  • Turquoise (adjective)

    Having a pale greenish-blue colour.

Wiktionary
  • Cyan (noun)

    a greenish-blue colour which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to red.

  • Turquoise (noun)

    a greenish-blue colour

    "the turquoise waters of the bay"

  • Turquoise (noun)

    a semi-precious stone, typically opaque and of a greenish-blue or sky-blue colour, consisting of a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium.

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
  • Cyan (noun)

    a blue-green that is one of the primary pigments

  • Cyan (adjective)

    a bluish shade of green

  • Turquoise (noun)

    a blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate; blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone

  • Turquoise (noun)

    a shade of blue tinged with green

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