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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. able to refract light without spectral color separation;
- Example: "chromatic lens"

2. based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones;
- Example: "a chromatic scale"

3. being or having or characterized by hue;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chromatic \Chro*mat"ic\, a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. ?, suited for color, fr. ?, ?, color; akin to ? color, ? skin, color of the skin.] 1. Relating to color, or to colors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale. [1913 Webster] Note: The intermediate tones were formerly written and printed in colors. [1913 Webster] Chromatic aberration. (Opt.) See Aberration, 4. Chromatic printing, printing from type or blocks covered with inks of various colors. Chromatic scale (Mus.), the scale consisting of thirteen tones, including the eight scale tones and the five intermediate tones. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chromatic adj 1: able to refract light without spectral color separation; "chromatic lens" 2: based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones; "a chromatic scale" [ant: diatonic] 3: being or having or characterized by hue [ant: achromatic, neutral]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "chromatic": cold, colorific, coloring, cool, dichromatic, enharmonic, glowing, harmonious, many-colored, matching, medley, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, parti-colored, pigmentary, polychromatic, prismatic, rainbow, semitonic, spectral, tinctorial, tingent, tonal, tonic, toning, variegated, warm