Polychromatic refers to something that contains or displays multiple colours.

  • In the context of light, polychromatic refers to light that contains multiple wavelengths or colours
  • White light which is a combination of all colours in the visible spectrum is polychromatic.
  • The vibrant colours of a sunset or the many shades of green in a forest are polychromatic.
  • The opposite of polychromatic is monochromatic, which refers to something that is composed of only one colour or hue.