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[kuhl-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌkʌl əˈreɪ ʃən/

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

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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