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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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Combining three primary colours of paint in equal amounts usually results in a brown-grey coloured mess.
She became a solicitor before making a massive career change and setting up Primary Colours about 12 years ago.
These devices measure colour by mimicking the response of the human eye to the three primary colours, red, blue and green and allow any colour and shade to be expressed numerically in terms of "tri-stimulus" or colour values (e.g.
Strategically placed accessories will also provide colour pops, so look for glass bottles and vases in primary colours and then subvert the norm by adding colourless flowers, think white roses or lilies in a yellow or blue vase.
Much like the American novel of a similar title, Primary Coloured is a thinly veiled depiction of a real-life political campaign; that of MP Patricia de Lille and her Independent Democrats in the run-up to the 2004 South African general elections.
'Teachers do say it's harder to teach people to speak who don't know primary colours, can't construct a sentence, or can't repeat a nursery rhyme.'
Bold is beautiful and if you want to create the impression that you're keen to move onwards and upwards, getting shirty with primary colours - such as red and blue - should give you the desired effect.
The pack "Did You Know?2" by Huddersfield-based diversity in education specialists Primary Colours, features 10 illustrated biographies, nar rated by 10-year-old Naz, who travels through time, meeting the famous people.
A colour-blind person cannot tell the difference between two of the primary colours and most have a distortion in the hues produced by the primary colours.
But the real innovation is the fact that you can change the background colour from that acid green to any combination of two intense primary colours. There is a tiny text button at the bottom right reading Background which gives you the choice.
Beverly Jones, who runs the First Class Nursery in Storeton Road, Prenton,daubed part of a wall in primary colours last week to brighten it up for the children.
PUT your air guitar to one side, Primary Colours are the real thing.