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Subjective color

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Subjective color a false or spurious color seen in some instances, owing to the persistence of the luminous impression upon the retina, and a gradual change of its character, as where a wheel perfectly white, and with a circumference regularly subdivided, is made to revolve rapidly over a dark object, the teeth of the wheel appear to the eye of different shades of color varying with the rapidity of rotation. See Accidental colors, under Accidental.
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Usage

In literature:

The color of the original painting has a sombre magnificence which is in keeping with the seriousness of the subject.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
We have seen, then, that every subject is to be taken up first in its terminal lines, then in its light and shade, then in its color.
"Lectures on Landscape" by John Ruskin
On this subject of what is called abroad the prejudice of color, the North has been censured, even by many of our best friends.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
They were not all highly-colored, naked subjects, as he had been led to expect.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
Color, and its minute effects, seem in some sort to degrade the subject.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
He is subjected to many petty annoyances and injustices and ofttimes deep humiliation solely on account of his color.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
On subjecting cotton, silk, wool, and worsted goods to inspection, color is found to have a different tone or cast in each fabric.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
It was of very large size; of brilliant color, and of agreeable subject.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
Our subject is coloration.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
In turning to the condition of our own free colored people, who rejected homes in Liberia, we approach a most important subject.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Free colored representatives are allowed to take their seats in the legislature, and share all the other privileges of British subjects.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
There were French colored lithographs, a minute explanation of the subject of each being written, both in French and in Spanish below.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
We cannot observe the true, actual facts of life by coloring our subject.
"Tyranny of God" by Joseph Lewis
His most extraordinary mistake, after all, is said to have been on the subject of his coloring.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
I am drawing all the time, and you know that is virtuous when I am simply demented on the subject of color.
"Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days" by Nell Speed
There was a time when I loved to see my books arranged with a view to uniformity of height and harmony of color without respect to subjects.
"In the Track of the Bookworm" by Irving Browne
We have already touched upon the subject of morality among colored women.
"Half a Man" by Mary White Ovington
Which is subject to greater temperature changes, a dark rock or one of a light color?
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
The drawing is horrible, the coloring worse; and no drunkard with delirium tremens could have conceived more frightful subjects!
"Alamo Ranch" by Sarah Warner Brooks
It should be possible to interest the children in color more easily than in any other subject.
"Elementary Color" by Milton Bradley
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In news:

Her work, which incorporates abstractionism, is known for its vibrant colors and subjects that range from florals to wispy scenes of sailboats in the distance.
This week's Flyer on the Wall employs selective color and subjective contrast to hype a Halloween show featuring Mark Mallman, Shoulder Voices and Mrdrbrd.
My body of work up to this point has been made up of art created by using very toxic mediums - all highly stable and with lasting brilliant color – but running counter to my subject matter and personal lifestyle.
Coloring books might be a welcome change for children who have been drawing skyscrapers since September -- especially now that the latest books have moved away from coloring-as-usual subjects like Barbie, Pokémon and Winnie the Pooh.
And her choices of colors, texture, construction, and subject matter emerge straight from her heart.
When you install a theme, your Desktop wallpaper, screen saver, system icons, mouse pointers, colors, fonts, and even system sounds all change to reflect the theme's subject.
Color additives used in combination to achieve variable effects, such as those found in pearlescent products, are subject to the same regulations as all other color additives .
Demos were carried out using 4,000 dpi printing plates on six-color print subjects, including a metallic color.
Repeatedly subject to foreign occupation, most Okinawans, remarkably, don't sing the blues, but have maintained a sunny outlook on life -- an attitude that colors their music.
This Chicago band's skittish energy recalls Talking Heads and TV on the Radio, lightening any dark subject matter with twitchy bursts of color.
Among the realistic landscapes of her contemporaries, Nancy Whitman's paintings stand out for their bright colors and playful subjects.
Related Stories for Artist uses bright colors, playful subjects.
Later, he became attached to the rich quality of the color and the unique bond between subject and artist that Polaroids encourage.
On the subject of race in the Washington Post Magazine 's Date Lab, a former Date Labber weighs in with some insight into some behind-the-scenes engineering on the subject of skin-color (I've edited the remarks slightly for clarity).
Follow a single highway from the coast all the way to the colorful hinterlands Image subjects: Long Pond from Blueberry Hill Location: Route 27 Belgrade.
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In science:

W′n Central and functional central limit theorems for W′nxi have been the subject of several papers in the literature [2,3,7] especially for two-color models and also some multicolor models.
A functional central limit theorem for a class of urn models
Thus we may call (X, N ) a random walk in a directed graph subject to a road coloring.
Realization of finite-state mixing Markov chain as a random walk subject to a synchronizing road coloring
Our µ-random walk may also be called a random walk in a finite directed graph subject to a road coloring.
Random walk in a finite directed graph subject to a synchronizing road coloring
Papers were presented on different subjects, from spectroscopy, including pentaquarks and hadron structure, to new physics effects (non commutative field theories, supersymmetry and extra dimensions) and the problem of color con finement, both in ordinary Yang-Mills models and in supersymmetric Yang-Mills.
QCD, hadrons and beyond
The nomenclature is colorful but the nature of the central regions remains a subject of confusion.
Island Universes
The approach to a free gas of quarks and gluons is a fascinating subject: we are moving from a world of colorless hadrons to a world of colored particles - quarks, gluons, and perhaps many more.
QCD at High Temperature : Results from Lattice Simulations with an Imaginary mu
Similarly, although the UV opacities used in the Kurucz atmospheres are the best available at present, they are subject to significant refinement, which will alter the predicted colors for a given effective temperature, gravity, and abundance.
Ultraviolet Radiation from Evolved Stellar Populations: II. The Ultraviolet Upturn Phenomenon in Elliptical Galaxies
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