color circle

noun
a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle
Syn: ↑color wheel
Hypernyms: ↑color chart

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noun
: an arrangement of hues in their natural spectrum order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet plus the purples) about the circumference of a circle usually with pairs of complementary hues represented on the opposite ends of diameters

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a circular diagram displaying the colors of the spectrum as a sequence of segments of the circle and showing complementary colors opposite each other.
[1875-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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