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Three scales united,—each step a change of hue, value, and chroma.

Initial for hue, numeral above for value, numeral below for chroma.

Chroma is the quality by which we distinguish a strong color from a weak one.

For definitions of Hue, Value, and Chroma, see paragraphs 20–23.

Opposites unequal both in value and chroma (R7/3 and BG3/7).

We have no blue flower that can equal the chroma of the buttercup.

Colors in nature and art, defined by hue, value, and chroma.

Give range of chroma for wood work, side walls, and ceiling.

What problems of hue, value, and chroma would arise in Question 15?

Figure 457 shows only one instance of a hue unreduced in chroma.

WORD ORIGIN

"quality or intensity of color," 1889, from Latinized form of Greek khroma "surface of the body, skin, color of the skin," also used generically for "color" and, in plural, "ornaments, embellishments," related to khros "surface of the body, skin," khrozein "to touch the surface of the body, to tinge, to color;" the root is explained as being somehow from PIE *ghreu- "to rub, grind" (see grit (n.)).

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