Definition of color code in English:

color code

Syllabification: col·or code


A system of marking things with different colors as a means of identification.
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  • She uses a colour code to help tell apart her 22-month-old identical triplet sons.
  • The website will be updated weekly using a colour code to denote changes, with gold heralding the peak period.
  • To mark the six months since the September 11 atrocities, your administration has launched a national colour code showing the level of the terrorist threat facing the country.


(color-code) [with object] (usually be color-coded) Back to top  
1Mark (things) with different colors as a means of identification: each unit is color-coded for clarity
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  • The parents of a 22-year-old woman who was killed by a drug mix-up said she had died for the sake of a few pence - the cost of colour-coding the different dosages.
  • Thoughtfully, the boxes for the different parties are colour-coded according to party.
  • The different virus families are colour-coded.
1.1Mark different features of (something) with different colors: the map is color-coded
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  • The map on the top is color coded to show the differences from the 2004 temperatures to that period.
  • We're seeing a lot of Electoral College maps, color coded of course.
  • I sure do love that red and blue color coded map used by the media to show democrat and republican controlled states.

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