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How is it that the color white is both the absence of all color and the presence of all color?

Question #66260. Asked by zbeckabee.
Last updated Aug 08 2017.

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Diamondlance
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To answer that you must distinguish between colors of light and colors of pigment. In light, white is the presence of all colors. In pigments, white is the absence of all colors.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White#Optics_and_white_light






Response last updated by gtho4 on Aug 08 2017.
May 28 2006, 12:27 AM
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