AskDefine | Define metamer

Extensive Definition

Metamerism has at least three meanings:
  • The property of having repeated segments, as in annelids; a concern of zoology
  • The chemical property of having the same proportion of atomic components in different arrangements (obsolete, replaced with isomer)
  • Metamerism (color), relates to two colors and their relation under different light sources. It also defines the capability of humans, to recognise different colours and their relation under different lightcolours (sun, bulb, neon,...)
metamer in German: Metamerie
metamer in French: métamérie
metamer in Polish: Metameria
metamer in Russian: Метамерия
metamer in Spanish: Metámero
metamer in Portuguese: Metâmero
metamer in Swedish: Metamerism
metamer in Ukrainian: Метамерія
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