primary color

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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.
The programme also explores why Marcia set up Primary Colours and her mission to embed cultural diversity within the curriculum.
Primary Colours, which publishes multicultural books, will work with 30 primary schools in Leeds and Lincolnshire over two years to embed cultural diversity in the school curriculum.
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.