• WordNet 3.6
    • adj multi-colour having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly "a jester dressed in motley","the painted desert","a particolored dress","a piebald horse","pied daisies"
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In literature:

And a splendid rainbow spanned it like a multi-coloured frame.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
We must work with a will, or the multi-coloured pageant in the eastern sky will have passed before we are on the road again.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
A Taube, like some huge insect with a buzz of whirring wings, flew overhead, dropping multi-coloured stars from its tail.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
Her dress consists of a buckskin wrap without girdle, embroidered at the lower end with multi-coloured porcupine-quills.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Incidents like these went to make up the multi-coloured mosaic of Sarah, Lady Tunnell-Penge's life.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
The multi-coloured cockades or the bows of ribbon in one shade?
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
Prices soared; everyone lived within a multi-coloured bubble of prosperity.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
We flew once more over a countryside of multi-coloured crops and fantastic woods, and so to the aerodrome.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
On every hand the street fronts blazed with multi-coloured lights.
"Victory out of Ruin" by Norman Maclean
They were adorning their long-tailed horses with multi-coloured tufts.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
She then knelt down upon it and emptied the multi-coloured strands on to his knee.
"The Black Moth" by Georgette Heyer

In news:

Horizontal or vertical, thick or thin, multi-coloured or monochrome - stripes add drama and height to any room.

In science:

We prove a general result about multi-type processes in this section, and then apply it to the coloured branching processes of Section 2. A related argument underpins the Markovian construction of random-cluster measures on trees in .
Branching Processes, and Random-Cluster Measures on Trees
This gives us a 2q -regular bipartite (multi)graph with n + n vertices; the original n vertices form one side of the bipartition, and the n coloured vertices the other.
Rainbow Hamilton cycles in random regular graphs
We can translate this to a random bipartite (multi)graph as above; now the bipartite graph has 2n plain vertices of degree d and n coloured vertices of degree 2d.
Rainbow Hamilton cycles in random regular graphs
There is a minor technical point in that we can only use Theorem 2 to prove the existence of a randomly coloured (multi-)graph Γ2r that is the union of 2r independent matchings.
Loose Hamilton Cycles in Random 3-Uniform Hypergraphs
The mission called Roemer was designed to provide accurate astrometry and multi-colour photometry of 400 million stars brighter than 18 mag in a five-year mission.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The simulated mocks were drawn from the multi-colour mock catalogues that are based on an empirical approach using observed LFs to derive redshift and apparent magnitude distributions [see I04 and Arnouts et al. (1999) for more details].
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
However, this requires multi-colour information to be able to derive the same rest-frame band LF at different redshifts.
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
In Section 2 we define a family of admissible multi-colour polygonal configurations built on regular linear tessellations, and define discrete polygonal fields with special attention to consistent ones.
Multi-colour random fields with polygonal realisations
We remark that similar identities among the colour factors should also hold if we replace single-trace by multi-trace operators.
On a Large N Degeneracy in N=4 SYM and the AdS/CFT Correspondence
Data are much better described assuming multi-gluon exchange, where a pair of gluons is the minimum to create a colour singlet state.
Small x Phenomenology - summary of the 3rd Lund Small x Workshop in 2004
To study the sensitivity of a typical multi-purpose LHC detector, we generated J/ψ and Υ events in PYTHIA 8 in four production toy models: colour-singlet and three colour-octet models with a varying amount of shower evolution of the coloured Q ¯Q-state.
Perspectives on heavy-quarkonium production at the LHC
More detailed future studies (possibly in the framework of PHAT) are needed to identify the nature of this problem and quantify the contributions from multi-colour photometry issues on the one hand and objects with intrinsically unusual SEDs on the other hand.
PHAT: PHoto-z Accuracy Testing
This is an evolution equation that goes beyond the so-called “multi-Regge” limit of the BFKL equation, and also tries to implement effects due to colour coherence (via angular ordering) and soft particles.
Progress and Problems in QCD - Report from the Hadronic Final States Working Group at DIS99
Narrower distribution functions can be achieved by selecting galaxies in multi-colour space using photometric redshift techniques.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
For multi-colour data, the k-correction can be estimated for individual galaxies more reliably.
Weak Gravitational Lensing