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.
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Origin of monochrome
- Medieval Latin monochrōma from feminine of Greek monokhrōmos of one color mono- mono- khrōma color
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek μονόχρωμος (monokhrōmos), from μόνος (monos, “one") + χρῶμα (khrōma, “color"); mono- +"Ž -chrome.