Definition of grayscale in US English:



  • A range of gray shades from white to black, as used in a monochrome display or printout.

    as modifier ‘a grayscale scanner’
    • ‘We begin by modifying the photo to create an image which is amenable to analysis: calculations of box dimension require a completely black and white image - no greyscale is allowed.’
    • ‘We therefore developed a method to extend the dynamic range of the BAM grayscale in a quantitative manner.’
    • ‘It produces a greyscale image and can refresh in about a second - far too slow to display moving images.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, we didn't have a colorimeter handy, so couldn't verify the actual setting across the grayscale range.’
    • ‘The device contains 8MB of RAM, a greyscale screen and a 16-channel polyphonic sound system.’
    in credit, in funds, debt-free, out of debt, solvent, financially sound, able to pay one's debts, creditworthy, of good financial standing, solid, secure, profit-making, profitable
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