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pri·mar·y col·or

the three colors of the retinal cone pigments (red, green, blue) that may be combined to match any hue.
Synonym(s): simple color

primary color

Any of the three colors of light—red, green, and violet—that can be mixed to produce all the colors perceived by the human eye. Pigments that can be so mixed are red, yellow, and blue.
See also: color
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Managing director of Primary Colours, Marcia Hutchinson said: "Black History Month is a time to highlight and celebrate the achievements of the black community and uncover hidden history about our communities.
INSPIRATION: Covers of books on which the Primary Colours Black History Month shows are based (s)
The programme also explores why Marcia set up Primary Colours and her mission to embed cultural diversity within the curriculum.
Marcia Hutchinson, founder of Primary Colours, said: "The company has three main objectives - to publish children's books, to work interactively in schools around the region, and to provide training for teachers on how to promote cultural diversity.
The Huddersfield-based publisher, Primary Colours, has received pounds 37,500.
Using Osram's new coloured fluorescent light tubes fitted into the ceiling and reflectors, Struyken has designed an electronic system whereby the primary colours of light -- red, green and blue -- can be mixed in a deliberately random way.
calendar kids Pupils of Christ Church Woodhouse School with Primary Colours editor Marcia Hutchinson earlier this year.
The pack features Caribbean fruit and vegetables and was produced by Fartown publishing and educational company Primary Colours.