DefinedMeaning talk:black (6033)
The English and most other definitions include three different definitions of one and the same meaning: one is scientific, one points to examples and one describes the colour itself. Once we have the option of different definitions of one meaning, I think we should use it. Andres 01:23, 31 October 2006 (CET)
The Portuguese definitions is not a translation of the other definitions. Andres 01:25, 31 October 2006 (CET)
A colour (the colour of the sky at night and a blackbird's feathers) that is created by the absorption of all light and reflection of none; dark and colourless.
- There are other problems with this definition. The sky at night is black not because light is absorbed and not reflected but there is no light to be absorbed or reflected. The same sky isn't black in the daytime. And its colour in the daytime depends on the atmosphere. Besides, black objects reflect some light.
- Another problem is that colour is meant in two different senses here. In the beginning it is said that black is a colour, and in the end it is said that black is colourless. This is confusing.
- And one more problem. The lexical meaning is associated with some part of speech. Is this a noun meaning or an adjective meaning? The definition should indicate this. But now the first part (a colour) implies a noun and the second part (dark and colourless) implies an adjective. Andres 01:43, 31 October 2006 (CET)