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  1. black and whiteadjective

    greyscale, grayscale, monochrome

  2. black and whiteadjective

    Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.

    grayscale, monochrome, greyscale

  3. black and whitenoun

    Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.

    greyscale, monochrome, grayscale

  4. black and whitenoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. written communication, written language, black and whitenoun

    communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

    monochrome, written communication, written language

    color, colour, united

  2. black and white, monochromeadjective

    a black-and-white photograph or slide

    monochrome, written communication, written language

    color, united, colour

  3. black-and-whiteadjective

    lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black

    "a black-and-white cow"; "black-and-white blooms"; "black-and-white stripes"

    black and white(p)

    united, colour, color

  4. black-and-white, black and white(p)adjective

    not having or not capable of producing colors

    "black-and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the movie was in black and white"

    united, colour, color

  5. black-and-whiteadjective

    of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories

    "he rejected a black-and-white world"; "there are no black-and-white certainties"; "there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white"

    black and white(p)

    united, colour, color

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  1. Richard Clarida:

    We are accountable to the Congress, the Fed is a creation of the U.S. Congress by statute. We have a very clear in black-and-white mandate assigned to us ... which is maximum employment and price stability.

  2. Kamala Harris:

    By taking these steps we can shrink the wealth gap between black and white households by at least one third.

  3. Julia Ebner:

    One of the most alarming aspects of all of this is the mainstreaming of dehumanizing language and black and white narratives by politicians like Donald Trump himself,( Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo) Salvini, or the Australian senator.

  4. Nodin Nganji:

    When it comes to protests that I've been part of here in Toronto, or ones that I saw in the media in Ottawa or Vancouver or Montreal, there were mostly two races -- Black and White. Yes, there were a few Asians, but very, very few, i see Black people raising posters, I see white people raising posters. I see very few Brown people engaging in these conversations, or protesting, or donating, or speaking out. I don't think many even recognize their privilege. I know we have some Asian people who are our allies, but from my end it's not enough.

  5. Actress Sonia Manzano:

    When I was raised in the South Bronx as a little girl, I watched an awful lot of television, and it was a big influence on my life, i saw this black and white world, and I used to wonder where I would fit in this world that didn't seem to see me, so I think it's really interesting that I grew up to be sort of what I needed to see on television.

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