color blindness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n color blindness genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seeing eye dogs are color blind but can still read stop lights by the position of the 'on' light
    • Color blindness inability to distinguish certain color. See Daltonism.
    • Color blindness total or partial inability to distinguish or recognize colors. See Daltonism.
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Quotations

  • Olympia Brown
    Olympia Brown
    “He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.”

Usage

In literature:

You see, Hiram could have no more idea of his employer's large and humanizing views than a blind man of colors.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
If a child could not see colors he would be blind; and no one could give him sight.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
Here is a bump that shows that you are color blind.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
Color is meaningless to a blind man, music does not exist for the deaf.
"The Enjoyment of Art" by Carleton Noyes
Face and hands are painted to protect against sunburn, and colored glasses avert snow-blindness.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
They are pretty and suit me, my blind colors do.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Any exposure of this kind should be immediately obviated, either by blinds, or by curtains of some soft color.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
I must be goin' color blind, or something.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
The blind cannot conceive of color.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
The color-blind man trying to make sure no one else sees red.
"Modus Vivendi" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Color blindness, or at least certain kinds of color blindness, appear to follow the same scheme.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
In the blinding sunshine her hair had a deep, warm brown like old port, and the whole picture was as richly colored as a flower-bed.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
I ain't color blind or a jack ass, you shouldn't treat me as that.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
Take the case of color blindness.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Color blindness, heredity of, 142.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
He (Col. Harden) always said that he was color-blind, and could not distinguish between the color of people.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
It was easy to be overwhelmed, strangled, blinded, by the savage color; briefly to be obliterated.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Mrs. Maria Slade, behind her blind had seen the purple and cream-colored car.
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
From its shattered interior came a blinding multi-colored glare.
"Instant of Decision" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Its previous hosts had been color blind, and the symbiont wallowed in an orgy of bright sensation.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
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In poetry:

Old singers half-forgetful of their tunes,
Old painters color-blind come back once more,
Old poets skill-less in the wind-heart runes,
Old wizards lacking in their wonder-lore:
"Masks" by Ezra Pound
Sultry the day, and gold was the hair, and golden
The mist that blinded my soul away from me.
Dethroned for a dream, for a gleam, for a glance, for a color,
How could the crownèd be?
"Guinevere" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

EnChroma Unveils Line of Optical Sunglasses for the Color Blind.
Love neon colors but don't want to blind those around you.
6th Circuit case delays adoption of color-blind program that could achieve same results.
Aloha from Barack Obama's Hawaii, a largely color-blind paradise free of drama.
Many people who are color blind , do not know of it until they take an army medical.
However, glasses that block glare often help color- blind people distinguish colors better, and colored contact lenses may help in some cases.
If a woman is color blind , will all her sons be color blind .
Were you able to decipher the color blind test image.
If you're color blind , the circle might look like this.
If you're color blind , you can't see any colors at all.
Park B Smith is dramatically growing its patented Magic Blinds program both through new fabrics and an expansion of color offerings in existing fabrics.
Giving us some small hope that the entire population isn't completely color -blind, red rounded out the top five most popular colors .
The impetus for developing colored shot for waterfowling started with a situation that arose among a group of hunters shooting out of the same blind.
The attitude (at least of those who think racism is wrong) is generally that because we want our kids to be color-blind, we don't point out skin color.
Opera singer Laurie Rubin explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life.
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In science:

Examples of the brain completing images are the filling in of the blind spot, the coloring of periferal vision and the completion of a square.
A model of memory, learning and recognition
We present measurements of Ωm and ΩΛ from a blind analysis of 21 high-redshift supernovae using a new technique (CMAGIC) for fitting the multi-color light-curves of Type Ia supernovae, first introduced by Wang et al. (2003).
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
This can be demonstrated by the fact that we cannot use reason to directly explain the experience of color to someone born-blind or any experience to one who never had this particular experience.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
This behavior is not strange because even though the Polyakov loop is blind to the flavor degrees of freedom, in the color-flavor locked phase, however, color is locked to flavor which is the way the Polyakov loop affects the gap structure.
Enforced neutrality and color-flavor unlocking in the three-flavor Polyakov-loop NJL model
Measurement of Ωm , ΩΛ from a Blind Analysis of Type Ia Supernovae with CMAGIC: Using Color Information to Verify the Acceleration of the Universe.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
ISOCAM picks up galaxies with B-I colors corresponding to spirals, and is blind to the faint blue population responsible for the excess in the B counts (Ellis, 1997).
A Mid-Infrared and Far-Infrared View of Galaxies
Red galaxies point at other red galaxies (Donoso et al. 2006, well, we never told you galaxies were color blind).
Astrophysics in 2006
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