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  1. [graphics (computing)] A color model that uses red, green, and blue, the primary additive colors used to display images on a monitor. RGB colors are produced by emitting light, rather than by absorbing it as is the case with ink on paper. Adding 100 percent of all three colors results in white. Media/RGB.gif
  2. [digital image processing] The three components used to specify a 24-bit (true) color.

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