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English noun: coloring

1. coloring (food) a digestible substance used to give color to food


SamplesFood color made from vegetable dyes.


Synonymscolouring, food color, food coloring, food colour, food colouring


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff

2. coloring (attribute) a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect


SamplesA white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light.


Synonymscolor, colour, colouring


Broader (hypernym)visual property


Narrower (hyponym)achromatic color, achromatic colour, chromatic color, chromatic colour, coloration, colouration, complexion, dithered color, dithered colour, heather, heather mixture, mottle, nonsolid color, nonsolid colour, primary color, primary colour, shade, skin color, skin colour, spectral color, spectral colour, tincture, tint, tone


Attributecolored, colorful, coloured, uncolored, uncoloured


Antonymsachromaticity, achromatism, colorlessness, colourlessness

3. coloring (act) the act or process of changing the color of something


Synonymscolouring


Broader (hypernym)change of color


Narrower (hyponym)dyeing, hair coloring, tinting









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