Definition of color code in English:

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color code

noun

A system of marking things with different colors as a means of identification.
Example sentences
  • 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.

verb

(color-code) [with object] (usually be color-coded)
Mark (things) with different colors as a means of identification: each unit is color-coded for clarity
More example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: col·or code

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