Primary colors

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Primary colors See under Color.
    • Primary colors those developed from the solar beam by the prism, viz., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, which are reduced by some authors to three, -- red, green, and violet-blue. These three are sometimes called fundamental colors.
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Usage

In literature:

He had known only the primary colors.
"Burning Daylight" by Jack London
Painted in flat primary colors, they looked like paper dolls pasted on the inky thundercloud.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
The primary inspirational colors are: Light Blue, Pale Green, Rose, Pink, Lavender, Lively Red.
"Supreme Personality" by Delmer Eugene Croft
If the colored man could vote in the Primary it wouldn't be no better.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Primary colors are three: red, yellow, and blue.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864" by Various
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
This Gull is very like the preceding except that the primaries are the same color as the mantle, and are tipped with white.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
They present, as now made, flat sides and square ends, are sometimes uncolored and sometimes dyed in the six primary colors.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
These three primary colors have each a separate power.
"Harper's Round Table, May 21, 1895" by Various
It's just the white ray split into its primary colors, but I can get it.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
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In news:

Tuesday's TV Highlights: ' Primary Colors ' on Showtime.
The walls are lined with strands of beads — giant pearls, metal charms, skulls and tiny wooden beads painted in bright, primary colors.
The later ones, glazed with glossy primary colors, suggested abstract Bauhaus architecture.
All that is needed is red, and we have the primary colors.
After messy opening scenes involving crayon-scrawling and paint-splashing, three primary- colored monsters announce their favorite colors (their own, of course).
Learn why printers mistakenly alter ink densities and focus on the wrong primary colors when color matching.
Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Primary Colors' on Showtime.
Find everything you need to know about Primary Color right here.
The primary color palette of reds, yellows, and antique blues suits a casual keeps the look light and fresh.
Purple may be a secondary color, but with hues to complement every skin tone, it deserves the primary treatment.
I was sharing ideas at a beauty school yesterday, one of the things I love to do, and this time the topic was "Hair Color 101 & Beyond," covering everything from primaries to developer and how to use tone to determine level.
They remember when the ship canal was a primary boundary of racial segregation , when people of color could not live beyond the canal and could not travel in North Seattle neighborhoods after dark.
Play equipment was designed with bright primary colors to contrast with the surrounding trees.
View full size We've change our primary colors on our homepages.
Beyond Emancipation, Alameda County's primary provider of services for former foster youth ages 18-24, is holding a fundraising dinner 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, March 28 at Italian Colors, 2220 Mountain Blvd in Oakland.
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In science:

Figure 4 shows the B − V color at B maximum for the low- and high-redshift primary fit sample.
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
Using a color cut of 0.125 (half of the primary fit value) is not substantially different than using 0.1.
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
In analogy with electromagnetism then, we defined the dipole moments for a grayscale image, using one charge according to the single aspect of gray-tone maps. For color maps we have three aspects to consider, which are the three primary colors.
Color Dipole Moments for Edge Detection
The term "color" is simply derived from the fact that the property it describes has three aspects (analogous to the three primary colors, red green and blue), as opposed to the single aspect of electromagnetic charge.
Color Dipole Moments for Edge Detection
In the coloring algorithm given below primary color G is used mostly for the spiral-chain backbone edges and the secondary colors O and R are used mostly for the hair-edges.
Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures
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