coloration [kuhl- uh- rey-sh uh n] Examples Word Origin appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds. Related forms col·o·ra·tion·al, adjective col·o·ra·tion·al·ly, adverb de·col·or·a·tion, noun o·ver·col·or·a·tion, noun pre·col·or·a·tion, noun re·col·or·a·tion, noun trans·col·or·a·tion, noun to remove the color from; deprive of color; bleach.
, especially British de·col·our. Origin of decolor 1400–50; late Middle English decolouren
color Related forms de·col·or·a·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for decoloration British Dictionary definitions for decoloration arrangement of colour and tones; colouring the colouring or markings of insects, birds, etc See also apatetic, aposematic, cryptic unwanted extraneous variations in the frequency response of a loudspeaker or listening environment
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Word Origin and History for decoloration coloration n.
1620s, from French
coloration (16c.), from Late Latin colorationem (nominative coloratio) "act or fact of coloring," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin colorare "to color, to get tanned," from color (see color (n.)).
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