• WordNet 3.6
    • adj magenta of deep purplish red
    • n Magenta a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
    • n magenta a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n magenta mȧ*jĕn"tȧ (Chem) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsin fuchsine roseïne, etc.
    • magenta The purplish-red color of magenta.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n magenta A rich and somewhat glaring red pigment. Also called aniline red and fuchsin.
    • n magenta The color given by the pigment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Magenta ma-jen′ta a colour between pink and red.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the battle of Magenta in North Italy, 1859.


In literature:

The Marechal-Duc de Magenta was then president.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Everybody seemed to carry a large cotton umbrella, either of bright green or magenta.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
The sparkling, magenta city had been the theater of great marching hosts.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
As for Charlie, he turned first green, then magenta, then a rich and lively purple.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
By "MAGENTA," Author of 'The Handy Horse-Book.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
I even think I see a nauseous tint of magenta in the velvet.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
After leaving Milan, we passed through Magenta, situated amid fertile corn-fields and plantations of mulberry trees.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
The one which completed her collection, of a pleasant magenta colour, had only just been acquired.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
He curried the gallopers to blood heat in his magenta palm.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
News had just been received of the great strife at Magenta.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille

In poetry:

I brought home a monkey from there for my girl
Of attraction - she soon was the centre
For the monkey was dandy-grey-russet one end
And the other end... pink and magenta.
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
The bees have got so far. Seventy feet high!
Russia, Poland and Germany!
The mild hills, the same old magenta
Fields shrunk to a penny
Spun into a river, the river crossed.
"The Swarm" by Sylvia Plath
But the sun against the tall Pacific
Does not shine and triumph in my memory of that day
As do the leaf-shaped magenta petals
Of that flower you stole for me
From a roadside bougainvillea.
"The Flower" by Grace Hazard Conkling

In news:

Magenta Research will debut of its next-generation MultiView UTP receivers at this year's InfoComm 08.
Magenta Research announced that its founder and CEO, Keith Mortensen, retired from the company.
Magenta Research announced that its founder and CEO, Keith Mortensen, retired from the company May 8, 2009.
A tough guy in magenta stops US rout.
The magenta shirt suited Ian Poulter well, even if it wasn't quite his taste.
Serving the Pro-AV and digital signage markets for more than 10 years, Magenta Research is a pioneer in the transmission, switching and flexible distribution of audio, video and serial signals over structured cabling.
'Senetti Blue' and 'Senetti Magenta' from Suntory.
You say magenta, I say vermillion .
JAWS display at Juneau Alaska, with magenta paths indicating areas of severe turbulence.
Nortek on Monday announced the formation of a new ProAV Group, which will combine the "product and marketing strengths" of its Gefen, TV One and Magenta Research brands.
Trafalgar Square's world famous fountains are going to be turned purple and magenta in a festive tribute to the London 2012 volunteers.
Florals for spring are nothing new, but this season fashion designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Suno and Derek Lam unveiled them in dark, bold colors like burgundy, burnt orange, navy and magenta.
Unfortunately, the thing is polluted with magenta elves.
Custom Paint Job Magenta 55.
Or, rev up the feminine look by trying a pretty magenta.

In science:

Figure 2 depicts our theoretical planet-star flux-density ratios versus wavelength in the near- and mid-infrared for TrES-1 (magenta) and HD209458b (green).
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
The direction of the number weighted 2MRS dipole in the LG frame is shown in magenta (LG-N.W., l = 231◦ , b = 42◦ ).
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
As usual, the true response curve is indicated in blue, and the posterior mean estimate for α = 1 2 is drawn in magenta; the posterior means for other values of α are also drawn.
Nonparametric Bayesian Classification
Figure 4.6.a: Smal l Data Set Experiment: On this five element data set, the posterior mean curve in magenta is the weighted (c.f. inset histogram) composition of the colored curves.
Nonparametric Bayesian Classification
Although they are smaller, they are clearly visible in the magenta curve.
Nonparametric Bayesian Classification