English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Ancient Greek ἀχρωμάτιστος (akhrōmatistos), uncolored) from ἀ- (a-), alpha privative) + χρῶμα (khrōma), color); compare French achromatique

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • (UK) IPA: /eɪˈkɹəʊ.mæt.ɪk/, SAMPA: /eI"kr@U.m{t.Ik/

Adjective[edit | edit source]


Achromatic (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})




  1. Template: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
    The lecture was achromatic, the speaker used politics to suppress the weight of his/her subject.

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ar:achromatic be:achromatic et:achromatic fa:achromatic fr:achromatic io:achromatic hu:achromatic pl:achromatic ru:achromatic sv:achromatic ta:achromatic te:achromatic vi:achromatic zh:achromatic

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