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Either of a pair of colours that appear identical but have different spectral compositions and are therefore composed of different wavelengths. A mixture of two non-complementary colours produces a colour that appears identical to a pure colour intermediate on the colour circle between the component colours of the mixture but that has a different spectral composition from the pure colour. [From Greek meta beside + English (iso)mer, from Greek isos equal or the same + meros a part]

Subjects: Psychology.

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