black and white

Definitions

General English

  • adjective
    (written as black-and-white)
    not in colour
  • adjective
    (written as black-and-white)
    clear-cut and simple

Computing

  • noun the use of shades of grey to represent colours on a monitor or display
  • noun an image in which each pixel is either black or white with no shades of grey

Electronics

  • (written as black-and-white)
    Image reproduction in black, white, and multiple shades of gray in between. For example, that of a black-and-white TV. Also called monochrome (1), or grayscale.

Media Studies

  • adjective
    (written as black-and-white)
    referring to images shown only in black, white and shades of grey
  • adjective
    (written as black-and-white)
    reproducing images in which colours have been converted to black, white, and shades of grey
  • noun
    (written as black-and-white)
    a visual medium without colours, and in hues of black, white, and shades of grey.

Publishing

  • noun printing using black and tints of black only.
  • acronymB&W
  • acronymBW
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