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English definition of “colour-coded”

colour-coded

adjective uk   /ˈkʌl.əˌkəʊ.dɪd/ us    /-ɚˌkoʊ-/
If a set of objects such as books or wires are colour-coded, they are in different colours so that people can recognize them as being different or separate.
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