Meaning of monochromatism

mon•o•chro•ma•tism

Pronunciation: (mon"u-krō'mu-tiz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a monochromatic quality: the monochromatism of Southern Sung art.
  2. a defect of vision in which the retina fails to perceive color. Cf.(def. 2),(def. 3).
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