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Dictionary definition for: Color

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) add color to; "The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

3. (a) having or capable of producing colors; "color film" "he rented a color television" "marvelous color illustrations"

4. (n) interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"

5. (v) affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

6. (n) the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

7. (v) modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures"

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

9. (v) decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"

10. (n) 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"

11. (v) gloss or excuse; "color a lie"

12. (n) any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"

13. (v) change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"

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

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

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