color code

  1. any system of marking or visual designation that uses specific colors for indicating or simplifying, as on a chart or map or in an industrial plant.

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[ kuhl-er-kohd ]

verb (used with object),col·or-cod·ed, col·or-cod·ing.
  1. to distinguish or classify with a color code.

Origin of color-code

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use color code in a sentence

  • But not one of the colonists had ventured to try to break the color code and learn what lay locked in those bands.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • The word signal, snap numbers, color code, and play name are part of the semiosis.

  • He ran over the color code in his mind and compared it with the memorized leads.

    The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison