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Definition of "coloration" [col•or•a•tion]

  • Arrangement of colors. (noun)
  • The sum of the beliefs or principles of a person, group, or institution. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coloration" in a sentence
  • "Both can have VERY similar coats and both vary in coloration depending on the climate and geographic area."
  • "I went out and purchased a "souvenir plate" that looks very similar to the NM plate in coloration and simply has ROUTE 66 on it."
  • "(Never mind that the genetic differences that determine skin coloration are so insignificant that there is no way they can account for something as complex as intelligence)."