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  • Relating to or characterised by hue.
  • Having the capacity to refract colours without seperating spectral colors.
  • (music) Using twelve equally tempered pitch classes.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Chro*mat"ic (?), a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. &?;, suited for color, fr. &?;, &?;, color; akin to &?; color, &?; skin, color of the skin.] 1. Relating to color, or to colors.

2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale.

&fist; The intermediate tones were formerly written and printed in colors.

Chromatic aberration. (Opt.)See Aberration, 4. -- Chromatic printing, printing from type or blocks covered with inks of various colors. -- Chromatic scale(Mus.), the scale consisting of thirteen tones, including the eight scale tones and the five intermediate tones.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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