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achromatic

ach·ro·mat·ic

achromatic

 
pronunciation:
ae kr mae tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: consisting of black, gray, or white; colorless.
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neutral
definition 2: able to give an image in which colors are reproduced with little or no distortion.
definition 3: consisting of diatonic tones of the musical scale; without changes in pitch or key.
derivation: achromatically (adv.)
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The word achromatic contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
chrom, chromo, chromato, -chrome Greek root that means color, pigment; the element chromium or the substance chromatin