subtractive process

a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by combination of cyan, yellow, and magenta lights. Cf. additive process.
[1925-30]

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subtractive process noun (image technol)
The basis of all modern colour photography and colour printing, in which the red, green and blue components of a subject are reproduced as separate images in complementary or subtractive colours, ie cyan, magenta and yellow, which are superimposed to produce the final print
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subtractive process,
a process in color photography, in which two or more colorants are used to absorb, in varying degree, their complementary colors from white light.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • subtractive process — /səbˈtræktɪv ˌproʊsɛs/ (say suhb traktiv .prohses) noun a process of colour photography in which the colours are formed by combinations of the subtractive colours …   Australian English dictionary

  • subtractive process — a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by combination of cyan, yellow, and magenta lights. Cf. additive process. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Subtractive process — Субтрактивный способ образования цвета; Субтрактивный способ изготовления печатных плат; Субтрактивный способ изготовления форм (элементы изображения на копии служат печатающими элементами формы) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • subtractive color — Photog. cyan, yellow, or magenta, as used in the subtractive process of color photography. Also called subtractive primary. * * * …   Universalium

  • subtractive color — Photog. cyan, yellow, or magenta, as used in the subtractive process of color photography. Also called subtractive primary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subtractive color — mixing An 1877 color photo by Louis Ducos du Hauron, a French pio …   Wikipedia

  • subtractive hybridization — (= subtraction cloning) Technique used to identify genes expressed differentially between two tissue samples. A large excess of mRNA from one sample is hybridized to cDNA from the other, and the double stranded hybrids removed by physical means.… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • subtractive — /səbˈtræktɪv/ (say suhb traktiv) adjective 1. tending to subtract; having power to subtract. 2. Mathematics (of a quantity) that is to be subtracted; having the minus sign ( ). 3. a. (of a colour) reflecting light of a particular wavelength and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Subtractive reproduction process — Фоторепродуцирование по методу субтрактивного синтеза …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • additive process — a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by the combination of red, green, and blue violet. Cf. subtractive process. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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