Definition: the enhancement of the visual sensation of white when a white object is viewed adjacent to a black object; the black object also appears blacker as a result of the contiguity of white. Adjacent complementary colors also appear brighter; green appears a brighter green and red a brighter red if these two colors are viewed side by side.
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