• WordNet 3.6
    • adj chromatic being or having or characterized by hue
    • adj chromatic based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones "a chromatic scale"
    • adj chromatic able to refract light without spectral color separation "chromatic lens"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chromatic (Mus) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale.
    • Chromatic Relating to color, or to colors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chromatic Relating to or of the nature of color.
    • chromatic In music: Involving tones foreign to the normal tonality of a scale, a harmony, or a piece; not diatonic, Involving the use of the black notes on the keyboard, or of sharps and flats on the staff.
    • n chromatic In music, a note affected by an accidental.
    • chromatic In cytology, of or pertaining to chromatin, the stainable substance of the cell-nucleus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chromatic krō-mat′ik relating to colours: coloured:
    • adj Chromatic relating to the chromatype
    • adj Chromatic krō-mat′ik (mus.) relating to notes in a melodic progression, which are raised or lowered by accidentals, without changing the key of the passage, and also to chords in which such notes occur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. chromaticus, Gr. , suited for color, fr. , , color; akin to color, skin, color of the skin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chrōmatikoschrōma, colour.


In literature:

Their salts, the chromates and dichromates, are important compounds.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Chromate of potash, 169, 170.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Their songs contained progressions in chromatic intervals.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
F. If the disc appear blurred and coloured, however the focus be adjusted, incomplete correction for chromatic aberration is inferred.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
For a while he gave himself up to chromatic rumblings.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914" by Various
I found my newly discovered world, if I may so speak, a beautiful chromatic desert.
"The Diamond Lens" by Fitz-James O'brien
But Jakob von Liegnitz is a chromatically variant equine, indeed.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I found my newly discovered world, if I may so speak, a beautiful chromatic desert.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
This is written with great chromatic lusciousness, and is quite liberally developed.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
In order to obtain a complete chromatic scale on the clarinet at least eighteen holes are required.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

The high, the low, the rich, the poor,
The black, the white, the red,
And all the chromatic between,
Of whom shall it be said:
"Common Dust" by Georgia Douglas Johnson
Chromatic Catches troll from yonder Hill
Where Bill to Beak the Wren and Whip-poor-Will
In deed and truth beshrew the Beldam Life
Who kisses first and then presents the Bill.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

's Gold Seal of approval for its chromate -selective resin, ResinTech SIR-700.
RESINTECH SIR-700 Chromate Selective Media Receives Gold Seal Approval.
PPG Aerospace chromate -free primer qualified by Boeing.
New Practice for The Determination of Titanium Dioxide and Lead Chromate in Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Materials Using Instrumental X-ray Florescent (XRF) Techniques.
PPG Aerospace-PRC-DeSoto has qualified its chromate -free high solids epoxy aerospace primer at Boeing for use on the composite fuel tank of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
ResinTech Inc has received the Water Quality Association's Gold Seal of approval for its chromate selective resin, ResinTech SIR-700.
Building Left-Hand Strength Through Violin-Inspired Chromatic-Scale Workouts.
Chromaticity , an integrator of color-management hardware and software for digital workflows, is offering a three-day hands-on workshop Sept 17-19 at their headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI.
Chromatics ' 'Blue Moon' and death in Kirkland.
INTERVIEWS See Chromatics ' 'Looking for Love' Score Chanel Fashion Show.
Chromatics greet sundown with head-nodding house set.
0 Ruth Radelet of the band Chromatics performs on the first day of the FYF Festival.
INTERVIEWS Chromatics ' 'Kill for Love' Finally Hits Vinyl: Grab 'No Escape' Now.
Chromatics ' Kill for Love, which our reviewer Andy Beta described as "the perfect crime," has the hiss of vinyl built into its sound, but for months could only be purchased as a download or on CD.
It's a curious choice to open a double album of electro-pop with a Neil Young cover, but as Chromatics ' Ruth Radelet sings, "There's more to the picture than meets the eye".

In science:

The velocity resolution results from contributions arising from radiator chromatism, radiator thickness, and ratio of photodetector pixel size over drift distance, which have to be balanced for an optimized design (see for details).
The RICH counter of the AMS experiment
The chromatic numbers of random hypergraphs.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
Random hypergraph coloring algorithms and the weak chromatic number.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
We prove that with high probability the chromatic number of a random d-regular graph is k, k + 1, or k + 2.
The Chromatic Number of Random Regular Graphs
For every integer d, there exists an integer k = k(d) such that w.h.p. the chromatic number of Gn,d is either k or k + 1.
The Chromatic Number of Random Regular Graphs