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colorimetry, electromagnetic spectrum, visual perception, Electromagnetic Radiation, sensation

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Color, physical phenomenon of light or visual perception associated with the various wavelengths in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (see Electromagnetic Radiation; Spectrum). As a sensation experienced by humans and some animals, perception of color is a complex neurophysiological process. The methods used for color specification today belong to a technique known as colorimetry and consist of accurate scientific measurements based on the wavelengths of three primary colors.



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colorimetry, electromagnetic spectrum, visual perception, Electromagnetic Radiation, sensation, primary colors, humans, technique, animals

 
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