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Sepia vs. Color

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Sepianoun

A dark brown pigment made from the secretions of the cuttlefish.

Colornoun

(uncountable) The spectral composition of visible light

‘Humans and birds can perceive color.’;

Sepianoun

A dark, slightly reddish, brown colour.

Colornoun

(countable) A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class.

‘Most languages have names for the colors black, white, red, and green.’;

Sepianoun

A sepia-coloured drawing or photograph.

Colornoun

(uncountable) Hue as opposed to achromatic colors (black, white and grays).

‘He referred to the white flag as one "drained of all color".’;

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Sepianoun

The cuttlefish.

Colornoun

(uncountable) Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.

‘Color has been a sensitive issue in many societies.’;

Sepiaadjective

(colour)  Of a dark reddish-brown colour.

Colornoun

(figuratively) Interest, especially in a selective area.

‘a bit of local color’;

Sepianoun

The common European cuttlefish.

Colornoun

(heraldry) Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.

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Sepianoun

A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia. Cf. India ink, under India.

Colornoun

(in the plural) A standard or banner.

‘The loss of their colors destroyed the regiment's morale.’;

Sepiaadjective

Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.

Colornoun

The system of color television.

‘This film is broadcast in color.’;

Sepianoun

a shade of brown with a tinge of red

Colornoun

(in the plural) The flag of a nation or team.

‘The colors were raised over the new territory.’;

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Sepianoun

rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes

Colornoun

(in the plural) Gang insignia.

‘Both of the perpetrators were wearing colors.’;

Sepianoun

type genus of the Sepiidae

Colornoun

(in the plural) An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.

‘He was awarded colors for his football.’;

Colornoun

The morning ceremony of raising the flag.

Colornoun

In corporate finance, details on sales, profit margins, or other financial figures, especially while reviewing quarterly results when an officer of a company is speaking to investment analysts.

‘Could you give me some color with regards to which products made up the mix of revenue for this quarter?’;

Colornoun

(physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.

Colornoun

A third-order measure of derivative price sensitivity, expressed as the rate of change of gamma with respect to time, or equivalently the rate of change of charm with respect to changes in the underlying asset price.

Colornoun

(typography) The relative lightness or darkness of a mass of written or printed text on a page.

Colornoun

(snooker) Any of the colored balls excluding the reds.

Colornoun

A front or facade: an ostensible truth actually false.

‘also needs better-worded definition’;

Colornoun

An appearance of right or authority.

‘Under color of law, he managed to bilk taxpayers of millions of dollars.’;

Colornoun

(medicine) Skin color noted as: normal, jaundiced, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment.

Coloradjective

Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.

‘Color television and movies were considered a great improvement over black and white.’;

Colorverb

To give something color.

‘We could color the walls red.’;

Colorverb

(intransitive) To apply colors to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.

‘My kindergartener loves to color.’;

Colorverb

(of a face) To become red through increased blood flow.

‘Her face colored as she realized her mistake.’;

Colorverb

To affect without completely changing.

‘That interpretation certainly colors my perception of the book.’;

Colorverb

(informal) To attribute a quality to.

‘Color me confused.’;

Colorverb

(mathematics) To assign colors to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same color.

‘Can this graph be two-colored?’; ‘You can color any map with four colors.’;

Colornoun

A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.

Colornoun

Any hue distinguished from white or black.

Colornoun

The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.

‘Give color to my pale cheek.’;

Colornoun

That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.

Colornoun

That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.

‘They had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship.’; ‘That he should die is worthy policy;But yet we want a color for his death.’;

Colornoun

Shade or variety of character; kind; species.

‘Boys and women are for the most part cattle of this color.’;

Colornoun

A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey).

‘In the United States each regiment of infantry and artillery has two colors, one national and one regimental.’;

Colornoun

An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court.

Colorverb

To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.

‘The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in them there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that color.’;

Colorverb

To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.

‘He colors the falsehood of Æneas by an express command from Jupiter to forsake the queen.’;

Colorverb

To hide.

‘That by his fellowship he color mightBoth his estate and love from skill of any wight.’;

Colorverb

To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.

Colornoun

a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect;

‘a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light’;

Colornoun

interest and variety and intensity;

‘the Puritan Period was lacking in color’;

Colornoun

the timbre of a musical sound;

‘the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music’;

Colornoun

a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)

Colornoun

an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading;

‘he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity’; ‘he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction’; ‘the situation soon took on a different color’;

Colornoun

any material used for its color;

‘she used a different color for the trim’;

Colornoun

(physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors

Colornoun

the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

Colorverb

add color to;

‘The child colored the drawings’; ‘Fall colored the trees’; ‘colorize black and white film’;

Colorverb

affect as in thought or feeling;

‘My personal feelings color my judgment in this case’; ‘The sadness tinged his life’;

Colorverb

modify or bias;

‘His political ideas color his lectures’;

Colorverb

decorate with colors;

‘color the walls with paint in warm tones’;

Colorverb

gloss or excuse;

‘color a lie’;

Colorverb

change color, often in an undesired manner;

‘The shirts discolored’;

Coloradjective

having or capable of producing colors;

‘color film’; ‘he rented a color television’; ‘marvelous color illustrations’; ‘black-and-white film’; ‘a black-and-white TV’; ‘the movie was in black and white’;

Color

Color (American English), or colour (Commonwealth English), is the characteristic of visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple. This perception of color derives from the stimulation of photoreceptor cells (in particular cone cells in the human eye and other vertebrate eyes) by electromagnetic radiation (in the visible spectrum in the case of humans).

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