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DOMINANT WAVELENGTH [1 record]

Record 1 2000-11-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Optics
  • Lighting (Construction)
  • Television (Radioelectricity)
DEF

The wavelength of monochromatic light which matches a specific colour when combined in suitable proportion with a reference standard light. On a chromaticity diagram it is determined by a straight line drawn from the achromatic point though the point representing the chromaticity of the colour of interest, to where the line intersects the pure colour perimeter.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Optique
  • Éclairage (Construction)
  • Télévision (Radioélectricité)
DEF

Longueur d'onde du stimulus monochromatique qui, mélangé en proportion convenable à un stimulus achromatique spécifié, permet de reconstituer un stimulus de couleur donné, (sous réserve qu'il ne s'agisse pas d'un pourpre). [Définition normalisée par l'AFNOR.]

OBS

longueur d'onde dominante : terme normalisé par l'AFNOR.

Spanish

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