colour solid

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A three-dimensional onion-shaped or spindle-shaped representation of the relationship between the hue, saturation (1), and lightness dimensions of colours, the vertical dimension representing achromatic (1) colour or lightness, with white at the pointed top and black at the pointed bottom, and the horizontal cross-section consisting of a colour circle or ellipse of variable diameter representing hue and saturation. US color solid. Compare colour triangle.

Subjects: Psychology.

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