• WordNet 3.6
    • adj monochromatic (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) having only one wavelength "monochromatic light"
    • adj monochromatic having or appearing to have only one color
    • adj monochromatic of or relating to monochromatism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Monochromatic Consisting of one color, or presenting rays of light of one color only.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monochromatic Consisting of light of one wave-length, and in that sense of one color only, as the light produced by a Bunsen flame in which sodium is being volatilized. The light of the flame is almost entirely that due to the two sodium lines, the colors of which are barely distinguishable from one another, and the consequence is that objects viewed by this light are all yellow, and differ only in form and illumination. A monochromatic light gives a single bright line when viewed with the spectroscope.
    • monochromatic In psychology, pertaining to or characterized by monochromasy: as, monochromatic vision.
    • monochromatic Having an affinity for only one dye at a time, in contradistinction to polychromatic.
    • n monochromatic Same as monochromate, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Monochromatic mon-ō-kro-mat′ik of one colour only—also Monochrō′ic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. monochromatique,. See Monochrome


In literature:

You notice that in monochromatic light the rings run closer and closer together as they recede from the centre.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
Some are adapted for use with ordinary white light, and some with monochromatic light, such as sodium ray.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
Monochromatic light is utilized in photo-micrography for the best rendition of detail.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Monochromatic: of one color throughout.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
You can't get monochromatic light, because light can't be monochromatic.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
The tunnel before him was an endless monochromatic world that was both artificial and natural.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
The vapour from the mixture ignites and we have a monochromatic flame.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
There was no way to locate a unit at firing range in that monochromatic madness.
"A Question of Courage" by Jesse Franklin Bone
But monochromatic or "bright-line" light is, by its nature, incapable of being so diffused.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The tunnel was an endless monochromatic world that was both artificial and natural.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In news:

Caligula goes from pale to pink-cheeked in a reconstruction that smashes monochromatic perceptions of ancient sculpture.
Niagara Gazette — Coinciding with the annual Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's Artists & Friends Exhibition, Bill Carpenter's monochromatic photographs will be on display in the Main Art Gallery.
Bijan Pakzad's villa has bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles.
'The Color Wheel ' conveys a monochromatic world.
'The Color Wheel' conveys a monochromatic world.
Nokia mobiles take aim at ' monochromatic slabs'.
Writing in his 1946 manifesto, "Rehabilitation of Mud," the artist Jean Dubuffet advocated for the creation of paintings made of "monochromatic mud.
IN RECENT years it has almost seemed as if the fashion crowd were allergic to patterns, favoring solid-color coats, jackets and shirts, usually in a monochromatic mix.
SWAT teams and Navy SEALs tend to wear black watches to maintain a stealth presence, but the monochromatic look can also tone down a rugged, sporty piece like this so it looks good with a suit.
Stop-motion animation is used in this monochromatic story of an entomologist obsessed with time.
The monochromatic color scheme will give LeBron James and company a bold look.
For real flair, try a nearly monochromatic show.
The GOP candidate's race-based, monochromatic campaign made him a loser.
He worked in the circus to support himself while developing the style of his large, monochromatic canvases, painted with thousands of thick strokes.
Mike Valles, designer and owner of Interior Illusions, welcomes us inside his modern, monochromatic home in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

In science:

The BV RI J HK monochromatic flux is connected using spline-fitting curves.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
L say, contains at least one im points with edges colored by monochromatic complete graph on ic , for some i = 1, 2, …, n .
On Ramsey Numbers
In that idea, one gives an upper bound to the size of “almost monochromatic rectangles”, which implies a lower bound on the number of rectangles and, thus, the communication complexity of the given function.
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
These new data on 59 PNe (54 in the LMC and five in the SMC) permit us to determine the nebular dimensions and morphology in the monochromatic light of several emission lines: Hα, [N II] λ6583 and [O III] λ5007, plus others of varying ionization, including [O I], He I, and [S II].
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae
We obtained slitless spectra with the G430M and G750M gratings which yielded monochromatic images of the target nebulae in several important emission lines.
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae