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English definition of “secondary color”

secondary color

noun [C]  /ˈsek·ənˌder·i ˌkʌl·ər/
art one of the three colorsorange, green, or purple – that can be made by mixing together two of the primary colors
(Definition of secondary color noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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