|coloration or colouration (ˌkʌləˈreɪʃən)|
|1.||arrangement of colour and tones; colouring|
|2.||apatetic aposematic See also cryptic the colouring or markings of insects, birds, etc|
|3.||unwanted extraneous variations in the frequency response of a loudspeaker or listening environment|
|colouration or colouration|
in biology, the general appearance of an organism as determined by the quality and quantity of light that is reflected or emitted from its surfaces. Coloration depends upon several factors: the colour and distribution of the organism's biochromes (pigments), particularly the relative location of differently coloured areas; the shape, posture, position, and movement of the organism; and the quality and quantity of light striking the organism. The perceived coloration depends also on the visual capabilities of the viewer. Coloration is a dynamic and complex characteristic and must be clearly distinguished from the concept of "colour," which refers only to the spectral qualities of emitted or reflected light.
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