Color profiles, engineering or art?

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Iliah Borg Forum Pro • Posts: 27,553
Re: Color profiles, engineering or art?

Eric Nepean wrote:

Iliah Borg wrote:

bizi clop wrote:

Eric Nepean wrote:

Iliah, I don't understand "etalon of uniformity". Did your spell checker subsitute an unexpected word??

Is it a nonexistent word in English-based languages?

But it exists in science and technology language, here is an example:

I think etalon is not a commonly used word in North America - I hadn't come across it since I started my engineering education in 1974.

I am quite convinced that etalon is a word used in the English language - I found it in three different English dictionaries.

All of these define etalon as as another name for a Fabry–Pérot interferometer (I've known about those for quite some time). No definition for its use an adjective.

Wikipedia, however, sheds light; the origin of etalon is from the French étalon, meaning "measuring gauge" or "standard"

Now I understand you usage, it is aligned with the definition in the French language.

I would say it is aligned with how it is used in metrology.

Phillip Ostwald & Jairo Munoz, Manufacturing Processes and Systems (9th Edition) John Wiley & Sons, 1997 ISBN 978-0-471-04741-4 p. 616:

"In metrology (the science of measurement), a standard (or etalon) is an object, system, or experiment that bears a defined relationship to a unit of measurement of a physical quantity."

Wikipedia article opens with this definition,

Here is a fun fact - the word 'stallion' is of the same root, and it also came from French.

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