secondary colour

secondary colour
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "secondary colour":
singular secondary colour plural secondary colours
1) art a colour that is produced by mixing two primary colours in equal amounts. For example, orange is produced by mixing red and yellow.
2) physics the secondary colours of light are yellow, magenta, and cyan

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