Definition of Magenta

1. Noun. A primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta.

Generic synonyms: Purplish Red, Purplish-red



2. Adjective. Of deep purplish red.
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. A battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I.
Exact synonyms: Battle Of Magenta
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy

Definition of Magenta

1. n. An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsine, roseïne, etc.

Definition of Magenta

1. Proper noun. a town in Northern Italy, site of the Battle of Magenta after which the color ''magenta'' was named. ¹

2. Noun. A light purple, purplish-red, or pinkish purple colour obtained by mixing red and blue light (thus a secondary colour), but primary in the CMYK colour system used in printing. ¹

3. Adjective. having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Magenta

1. a purplish red dye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Magenta

1. An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface colour, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the colour; so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Synonym: fuchsine, roseine, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magenta

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Literary usage of Magenta

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1. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1889)
"The detection of other impurities and adulterants of magenta will be described in the section on the " Examination of Commercial Colouring Matters. ..."

2. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"The spectroscopic detection of magenta and acid magenta for such extracts is exceedingly sensitive ; the pigments of wine and other vegetable colours are ..."

3. On Aniline and Its Derivatives: A Treatise Upon the Manufacture of Aniline by M. Reimann, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Georges de Laire (1868)
"34 Hofmann's Process for preparing magenta with Bichloride of Carbon 34 Reynard ... 36 Rubine 36 Williams's Process for preparing magenta 37 Dale and Caro's ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"Moreover, the solutions of all the magenta ^alts—chloride, bromide, sulphate, etc.—exhibit the same absorption-spectrum for solutions of equimolecular ..."

5. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"Thence, on our way westward, we stopped to see the old battlefields magenta, of magenta and Novara. In magenta the bullet holes in the houses showed the ..."

6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1863)
"ON MAUVE AND magenta. ... researches of chemists during the last ten years, which, at the first glance, appear but little connected with Mauve and magenta. ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"... won with difficulty, mainly by the valour of the French and Piedmontese soldiers. The previous defeat at magenta had obliged the Austrians to abandon ..."

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