color-blind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj color-blind unprejudiced about race
    • adj color-blind unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors
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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
    • a Color-blind Affected with color blindness. See Color blindness, under Color n.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Females have 500 more genes than males, and because of this are protected from things like color blindness and hemophilia.
    • color-blind Incapable of perceiving certain colors. See colorblindness.
    • n color-blind One who is incapable of accurately distinguishing colors, or certain colors; such persons collectively.
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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:

He couldn't have missed me, less'n he'd been color blind.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
All 5-year-olds who are not color blind discriminate among the four primary colors here used as readily as adults do.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Among other things, they're color-blind.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
In comparing notes with my Philosopher I am chagrined at my own color-blindness.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Institution for the Colored Blind and Deaf-Mutes Baltimore, Md.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
A third fallacy is that the blind can tell colors by feeling.
"Five Lectures on Blindness" by Kate M. Foley
And, for that matter, the ordinary colors do not exist to "color blind" persons.
"The Human Aura" by Swami Panchadasi
He seems to have initiated the theory of color blindness that was later developed by Helmholtz.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
We are color-blind to invisible potency of a higher order, and practically conclude that it is nonexistent.
"The Arena" by Various
Those of the first class can no more form an idea of the strength of the impulse in other women, than the blind can of colors.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
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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:

If you can't see the numeral 6, you may have red-green color blindness .
If you can't see the numeral 5, you may have red-green color blindness .
Nation isn't color blind yet.
EnChroma unveils sunglasses for the color blind.
Audiences Can Be Color Blind.
Color-Blind Casting in "Romeo and Juliet" Production.
After receiving injections of genes that produce color-detecting proteins, two color-blind monkeys have seen red and green for the first time.
Harbisson's extreme color blindness – a congenital condition called achromatopsia - dulled even great works based on shape and tone rather than pictoral image.
Most of those born color-blind never learn to read because they can't see the teacher's writing on the board.
Cure for color blindness on horizon, apps and video games offer help.
Color Blindness Often Caused by Genetics.
Color-blind monkeys make better insect hunters.
Mustard comes in many varieties and flavors, and there can be, as a recent blind tasting proved, an equally wide range of tastes and colors even within a specific type of mustard.
Those who say, "Be color blind to racial differences," should practice what they preach.
Specially built blinds allow visitors to observe and photograph the colorful puffins at close range.
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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
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