When you don't want to use your color ink so you print on your computer using grayscale and the picture comes out in shades of black, white and gray, this is an example of printing in a monochrome style.
- a painting, drawing, design, or photograph in black and white, or in shades of one color often with black or white
- the art or process of making these
Origin of monochromeMedieval Latin monochroma ; from Classical Greek monochr?mos, of one color: see mono- and amp; -chrome
- of or having to do with a single color
- of or done in monochrome
- a. A picture, especially a painting, done in different shades of a single color.b. The art or technique of executing such a picture.
- The state of being in a single color.
- A black-and-white image, as in photography or on television.
Origin of monochromeMedieval Latin monochr&omacron;ma, from feminine of Greek monokhr&omacron;mos, of one color : mono-, mono- + khr&omacron;ma, color.
- mon′o·chrome′, mon′o·chro′mic
- having only one colour
- (photography) representing colours with shades of gray
From Ancient Greek Î¼Î¿Î½ÏŒÏ‡ÏÏ‰Î¼Î¿Ï‚ (monokhrÅmos), from Î¼ÏŒÎ½Î¿Ï‚ (monos, “one") + Ï‡Ïá¿¶Î¼Î± (khrÅma, “color"); mono- +"Ž -chrome.
monochrome - Computer Definition
Also called "mono." Refers to display screens that use one foreground and one background color; for example, black on white, white on black or green on black. The first terminals connected to mainframes and minicomputers were monochrome, and monochrome screens were widely used on early personal computers. Monochrome Vs. Grayscale Quite often, a non-color monitor is called monochrome; however, if it displays shades of the single color, then it is a grayscale monitor. See pixel and color depth.