colour-blind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj colour-blind unprejudiced about race
    • adj colour-blind unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All babies are colour blind when they are born
    • adj Colour-blind unable to distinguish between colours
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. color; akin to celāre, to cover, to conceal.

Usage

In literature:

A blind man may shoot a crow by mistake, but he ain't no judge o' colours.
"Austin and His Friends" by Frederic H. Balfour
Fortunately, Madame Choucrou was both short-sighted and colour-blind.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
The sheets were hard to the touch and grey in colour even when clean, and the rows of scarlet blankets were peculiarly blinding.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
Even to the colour-blind one word differeth from another in glory.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Viollet le Duc tells how a blind man was asked if he knew what the colour red was.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Still, this gives no information to the blind nor to the colour-blind.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
Both kinds of colour-blindness, moral and physical, handicap you for success in life.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Such cases tell no more against moral intuitions than do cases of colour-blindness or idiotism tell against sight and reason.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
For her Uncle Julian had told her that when a man is in love, he becomes colour blind.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
There is no colour, no light in the sky that shows through the muslin blinds.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
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In poetry:

Thanks be to God, Who gave this gift of colour,
Which who shall seek shall find;
Thanks be to God, Who gives me strength to hold it,
Though I were stricken blind.
"Colour" by Dorothea Mackellar
A red-roofed house is shining to the skies;
A house red-roofed and brilliant in the wind:
A house of colour filled with wandering eyes;
And all the eyes are blind.
"Blind!" by Leon Gellert

In news:

Age doesn't matter, being colour blind isn't a concern, and no passport is required.
Coloured medication and the colour blind.
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In science:

In that case, however, it is sufficient to focus on colour blind polygonal configurations as the colouring is completely determined by the colour at a single point.
Multi-colour random fields with polygonal realisations
Since this interaction is colour and flavour blind, it leads to a common SUSY breaking mass for all the scalars (m0 ) and another one for all the gauginos (M1/2 ) near the GUT scale.
Higgs and SUSY Searches at LHC : An Overview
The linkage between the genes for colour-blindness and haemophilia in man.
1953: An unrecognized summit in human genetic linkage analysis
The first symmetry is a heavy-flavour symmetry, which is due to the fact that the interaction of the quarks with the gluons is flavour-blind and in the heavy mass limit all heavy quarks act as a static source of colour.
The $1/m_Q$ Expansion in QCD: Introduction and Overview
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