[ 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

Related forms

Definition for decoloration (2 of 2)


[ dee-kuhl-er ]
/ diˈkʌl ər /

verb (used with object)

to remove the color from; deprive of color; bleach.
Also especially British, de·col·our.

Origin of decolor

1400–50; late Middle English decolouren < Latin dēcolōrāre, equivalent to dē- de- + colōrāre to color

Related forms

de·col·or·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for decoloration



/ (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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