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[mass noun] Complete colour blindness in which all colours appear as shades of one colour.
- ‘The genetic cause has been determined for several color vision defects, achromatopsia (the loss of all color vision), blue monochromatism, protanopia, deuteranopia, and enhanced S-cone syndrome.’
- ‘Dichromatism may have been lost repeatedly within the dabbling ducks, and thus it is possible that monochromatism is the derived state in Grey Teal (vs. dichromatism in the other taxa).’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.