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incomplete adaptation

phenomenon in which the adopted white in a given viewing environment does not actually appear white to an observer

Note 1 to entry: Familiar instances of viewing environments in which incomplete adaptation occurs include colour images on newsprint or displays that appear "too yellow" or "too blue".

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-19 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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