pigment meaning

  • A pigment is a material that changes the color of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption.
  • Many materials selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light. Materials that humans have chosen and developed for use as pigments usually have special properties that make them ideal for coloring other materials.
  • For industrial applications, as well as in the arts, permanence and stability are desirable properties. Pigments that are not permanent are called fugitive. Fugitive pigments fade over time, or with exposure to light, while some eventually blacken.
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    Definition of pigment in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpigmentsSUF-ment
    1. (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells.
      1. Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
    2. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder.
      1. Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
    3. OBS Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
    4. VerbSGpigmentsPRpigmentingPT, PPpigmented
      1. VT To add color or pigment to something.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Astaxanthin (ATX), one of the most common carotenoids, is widely distributed in the red pigment of shrimp, salmon, crab and asteroidean [ 1 , 2 ].
          • The fact that the TLE was colourless and the residue was brown after decarbonation, indicates that the pigment responsible for the pink colour bands is part of the kerogen fraction.
          • Standards for methanol extracted pigments chlorophyll a, c 2 . peridinin, β carotene, diatoxanthin and diadinoxanthin were used for quantifying pigments which were normalized per cell.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Pigmented villonodular synovitis, localized nodular synovitis, and complex ganglion were suggested as possible differential diagnoses.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          2. fr pigmente
          3. fr pigmenté
          4. fr pigmenta
          5. en pigments
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          Meaning of pigment for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "pigment" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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