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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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In the end, the children have a fantastic self-portrait that not only introduced them to lines, shapes and primary colors, but commemorates their very first art class, as well
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For critics across the political spectrum, Joe Klein's character's assessment of the fictional governor of a small Southern state (who, in the film version of Primary Colors, did go on to win the White House) summed up the Clinton presidency even before Monica Lewinsky.
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Now that Newsweek columnist Joe Klein has confessed that he is the author of Primary Colors, I am forced to admit that I am also Anonymous--the Anonymous who wrote the two parodies of Primary Colors that appeared in The Nation (see "Primaries Colored," February 26, and "True Colors, Primary Suspects," March 25).
Its childlike imagery and primary colors embody the dogged courage and unquenchable faith of that ravaged country.