n.1.See Color.
Noun1.colour - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
2.colour - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
3.colour - (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
Synonyms: color
4.colour - interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
Synonyms: vividness, color
5.colour - the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
6.colour - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
7.colour - an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
Synonyms: semblance, gloss, color
8.colour - the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
Synonyms: color
Verb1.colour - modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures"
Synonyms: color
2.colour - decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
Synonyms: emblazon, color
3.colour - gloss or excuse; "color a lie"
Synonyms: gloss, color
4.colour - affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
Synonyms: color, tinge, distort
5.colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
6.colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj.1.colour - having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"
Synonyms: color
(graphics)colour - (US "color") Colours are usually represented as RGB triples in a digital image because this corresponds most closely to the electronic signals needed to drive a CRT. Several equivalent systems ("colour models") exist, e.g. HSB. A colour image may be stored as three separate images, one for each of red, green, and blue, or each pixel may encode the colour using separate bit-fields for each colour component, or each pixel may store a logical colour number which is looked up in a hardware colour palette to find the colour to display.

Printers may use the CMYK or Pantone representations of colours as well as RGB.
color, photography, picture taking
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colour bar
colour blindness
colour constancy
colour depth
colour in
colour line
colour look-up table
colour model
colour of law
colour palette
colour scheme
colour supplement
colour television
colour television system
colour television tube
colour tube
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