Chrominance definition

krōmə-nəns
That attribute of light which produces the sensation of color apart from luminance; specif., the color of an object as measured quantitatively in terms of a reference color.
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The difference between one color and a reference color of the same brightness and chromaticity.
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See chroma.
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Referring to color. Different video standards permit varying levels of color depth. A video image is more pleasing and lifelike when the range of color is as broad as possible.
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The signal used in video systems to convey the picture's colour information, separately from the accompanying luma signal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chrominance
Plural:
chrominances

Origin of chrominance

  • Blend of chromo– luminance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of chroma and luminance

    From Wiktionary