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English noun: colouring

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

SamplesFood color made from vegetable dyes.

Synonymscoloring, food color, food coloring, food colour, food colouring

Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff

2. colouring (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, coloring, colour

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. colouring (act) the act or process of changing the color of something


Broader (hypernym)change of color

Narrower (hyponym)dyeing, hair coloring, tinting

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