[ kuhl-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkʌl əˈreɪ ʃən /


appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds.

Origin of coloration

First recorded in 1605–15; color + -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for coloration



/ (ˌkʌləˈreɪʃən) /


arrangement of colour and tones; colouring
the colouring or markings of insects, birds, etcSee also apatetic, aposematic, cryptic
unwanted extraneous variations in the frequency response of a loudspeaker or listening environment
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