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Chromatic, a word ultimately derived from the Greek noun χρῶμα (khrṓma), which means "complexion" or "color", and then from the Greek adjective χρωματικός (khrōmatikós; "colored"), may refer to:
- Chromatic scale, the western-tempered twelve-tone scale
- Chromatic chord, chords built from tones chromatically altered from the native scale of the musical composition
- Chromaticism, the use of chromatic scales, chords, and modulations
- Total chromatic, the use of all twelve pitches of the chromatic scale in tonal music
- Chromatic fantasia, a specific form of fantasia originating in sixteenth century Europe
- The Chromatic button accordion
- The chromatic harmonica
- Chromatic genus, a genus of divisions of the tetrachord characterized by an upper interval of a minor third
- Diatonic and chromatic, as a property of several structures, genres, and other features in music, often contrasted with diatonic
- Chromatics (band), an American electronic music band
In optics, vision, and color
- Colorimetry, the science of color is sometimes called chromatics.
- Chromaticity, the quality of a color as determined by its "purity" and dominant wavelength.
- Chromatic aberration, departures from perfect imaging in optics systems due to dispersion.
- Chromatic dispersion, the dispersion of light due to differing refraction index for different wavelengths.
- RG Chromaticity, a two-dimensional color space in which there is no color intensity information.
- Chromatic adaptation, the ability for some organisms to perceive objects similarly in varying lighting conditions.
- Chromatic polynomial, a polynomial which encodes the number of different ways to vertex color the graph using n colors.
- Chromatic numbering.
- Chromatic index.
- Acyclic chromatic number.
- Strong chromatic number.
- Fractional chromatic number.
- Vertex chromatic number.
- Von Luschan's chromatic scale, a method for classifying skin color.
- Chromatic dragon - in Dungeons & Dragons
- chromatic (programmer) - a Perl programmer and writer
- chromatic, of biological material, the ability to take up staining
- Chromatics (graphics), a manufacturer of color graphics display systems
In Ancient Greek and Byzantine music
In optics, vision and color
- International Commission on Illumination, the international authority on light, illumination, colour, and colour spaces.
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