Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Arrangement of colors.
  • noun The sum of the beliefs or principles of a person, group, or institution.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of coloring, or the state of being colored; a coloring.
  • noun Specifically, the special character or appearance of the colors and colored marks on a surface; an arrangement of colors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored.
  • noun music A musical term denoting:

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the timbre of a musical sound
  • noun appearance with regard to color
  • noun choice and use of colors (as by an artist)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the Latin, coloratio.

Examples

  • It gives an idea of the topicality of the anthology, it has mood and subtlety in coloration, it is a nice illustration.

    Book Cover Smackdown! 'Template' vs. 'Metatropolis' vs. 'The Skylark'

  • I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it.

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  • I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it.

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  • I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it.

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  • (Never mind that the genetic differences that determine skin coloration are so insignificant that there is no way they can account for something as complex as intelligence).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Scientists’ Openness to the Possibility of Genetic Differences in Mental Traits Among Racial and Ethnic Groups

  • I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it.

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  • Both can have VERY similar coats and both vary in coloration depending on the climate and geographic area.

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • Both can have VERY similar coats and both vary in coloration depending on the climate and geographic area.

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it.

    Page 2

  • I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it.

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