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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.
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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.
Primary Colours, of Fartown, has been awarded a pounds 69,339 grant by the Arts Council to extend the work it began in schools in Kirklees.
The alphabets are part of a package sold by Primary Colours to help schools teach cultural diversity, which they are legally obliged to do.