monochrome [män′ə krōm΄]
[ML monochroma < Gr monochrōmos, of one color: see MONO- & -CHROME]
1. a painting, drawing, design, or photograph in one color or shades of one color
2. the art or process of making these
of or done in one color or shades of one color

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  • monochrome — [ mɔnokrom ] adj. • 1634; gr. monokhrômos ♦ Qui est d une seule couleur (dont les valeurs peuvent varier). Les peintures en camaïeu, la photo en noir et blanc sont monochromes. Imprimante laser monochrome. N. f. MONOCHROMIE , 1868 . ⊗ CONTR.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Monochrome — Mon o*chrome, n. [Gr. ? of one color; mo nos single + ? color: cf. F. monochrome.] A painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with a single color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monochrome —   [dt. »einfarbig«], monochrom …   Universal-Lexikon

  • monochrome — (n.) 1660s, painting or drawing done in different tints of a single color, from Gk. monochromos of a single color, from monos single, alone (see MONO (Cf. mono )) + khroma (gen. khromatos) color, complexion, skin (see CHROMA (Cf. chroma)). As an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • monochrome — ► NOUN ▪ representation or reproduction in black and white or in varying tones of one colour. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of or displaying images in black and white or in varying tones of one colour. ORIGIN from Greek monokhr matos of a single… …   English terms dictionary

  • Monochrome — For other uses, see Monochrome (disambiguation). A photograph rendered with a monochrome palette of a limited number of shades Monochrome[1] describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color.[2] A… …   Wikipedia

  • monochrome — [[t]mɒ̱nəkroʊm[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A monochrome film, photograph, or television shows black, white, and shades of grey, but no other colours. ...color and monochrome monitors. ...scratchy monochrome movies. Syn: black and white 2) ADJ: usu ADJ …   English dictionary

  • Monochrome — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Monochrome », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le terme monochrome signifie au sens… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • monochrome — mon|o|chrome [ˈmɔnəkrəum US ˈma:nəkroum] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: monochroma, from Greek, from mono ( MONO ) + chroma color ] 1.) in shades of only one colour, especially shades of grey ▪ We looked out over the grey,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monochrome — adjective 1 in shades of only one colour, especially shades of grey: The landscape was dull, misty, and monochrome. 2 using or appearing in only black, white, and grey: a monochrome television 3 a monochrome computer monitor uses one colour as a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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