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    Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the sub-co

    Can Sub-color mean secondary color?

    Primary color of T-shirt is black and the sub-colors are orange and blue.

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    Re: Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the su

    I would not use that language. The T-shirt is black, blue, and orange.

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    Re: Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the su

    Or 'The T-shirt is mainly black, with bits of orange and blue'.

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    Re: Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the su

    Why? Is that language inappropriate?

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    Re: Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the su

    Yes. 'Primary', 'secondary' and 'tertiary' colours have specific meanings in colour technology.

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    Re: Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the su

    So, a subcolor of a t-shirt doesn't mean it's a second color?

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    Re: Can Sub-color mean secondary color? Primary color of T-shirt is black and the su

    'Subcolour' is a self-coined word, not a accepted word when talking about colours.
    Only the writer knows the meaning of the term. We can only guess.
    Black is a neutral colour, not a primary colour. The primary colours are blue, red and green for lighting and blue, red and yellow for printing.
    Orange is a secondary colour obtained from mixing red and yellow.
    I am in the design field dealing with colours, so I know the terms.

    not a teacher

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