Definition of “coloration” - English Dictionary

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“coloration” in British English

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colorationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkʌl.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkʌl.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Any living creature exposed to the rays of a sun, which is certain to emit some chemical rays, is subject to coloration as a protection against those rays. 
  • Of course copper would also yield a brown coloration, but I am supposing that the circumstances preclude the presence of copper. 
  • This coloration of the milk is due to the growth of microscopic organisms. 
  • We have always observed this acid reaction in the juices of plants with red or rose-red coloration, while the blue juices of plants have always exhibited an alkaline reaction. 
  • When this condition is arrived at, an additional drop of nitric acid causes no dark coloration. 

(Definition of “coloration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)