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Definition of the adjective achromatic

What does achromatic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having no hue

Alternative definition of the adjective achromatic


  1. [optics] Free from color; transmitting light without color-related distortion.
  2. Containing components such as achromatic lenses and prisms, designed to prevent color-related distortion.
  3. [biology] Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue
  4. [music] Having only the diatonic notes of the scale; not modified by accidentals.
  5. Being achromatic in subject

Phrases with achromatic

  1. achromatic lens
  2. achromatic color
  3. achromatic colour
  4. achromatic vision

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Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

Independently invented the achromatic telescope, using an objective lens, composed of two kinds of glass so that the chromatic aberration in one kind of glass is compensated for by the other kind of glass. Hall, an amateur scientist from Essex, ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Achromatic lens 21 A...

Achromatic. lens. [optics] A composite lens with two or more layers, each respective material of uniform index of refraction that compensate each other (eliminating dispersion) for the inherent refractive chromatic ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

achromatic. lenses. lenses that are specially designed to give clear images, eliminating the coloured fringes that are produced with ordinary lenses (caused by splitting of the light into different wavelengths and hence its component colours).

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

achromat See lens, achromatic. achromatic 1. See lens, achromatic. 2. The condition of being totally colour blind.

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

achromatic 11 accommodation. A function of the human eye, whereby the eye's total refraction power (accomplished by a neuromuscular feedback system from the fovea of the retina to muscles that cause the lens to thin or thicken) is varied in ...

Google previewDictionary of Video and Television Technology (2002)

by Keith Jack, Vladimir Tsatsulin

achromatic Without color or varying brightness information. May also refer to being capable of transmitting light without breaking it up into its constituent colors.

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

achromatic; (1) without color, such as many colorless gemstones. (2) Capable of reflecting or refracting light ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (1873)

Comprising Astronomy, Chemistry, Dynamics, Electricity, Heat, Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics, Light, Magnetism, Mechanics, Meteorology, Pneumatics, Sound, and Statics; Preceded by an Essay on the History of the Physical Sciences by George Farrer Rodwell

ACHROMATIC. carbon and hydrogen at the high temperature of the electric spark. It is a colorless gas, slightly soluble in water, burning with a bright smoky flame. Its specific gravity is 0.02. When passed into ammoniacal solutions containing ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4R1O1M3A1T1I1C3

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