• WordNet 3.6
    • adj multi-coloured 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 point out that the coloured tree T constitutes a multi-type branching process.
Branching Processes, and Random-Cluster Measures on Trees
The (multi-)graph G∗ has vertex set X and an edge (x, x′ ) of colour y if (x, y , x′) is an edge of H .
Loose Hamilton Cycles in Random 3-Uniform Hypergraphs
Deep, precision, multi-colour photometry in combination with spectroscopic metallicity measurements of the individual stars in external galaxies can uniquely determine the star formation histories of nearby galaxies going back many giga-years.
Observational Evidence for Galaxy Evolution in the Local Group
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
Lipatov, High energy asymptotics of multi-colour QCD and two-dimensional conformal field theories, Phys.
Diffraction 2006: Theoretical Summary
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
Each multi-coloured line represents an agent-sequence, while each colour represents an agent (site).
Self-Organisation of Evolving Agent Populations in Digital Ecosystems
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
For these higher-redshift QSOs, multi-colour or emission-line selection criteria must be used (cf.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
However, it has become clear in recent years that accurate redshift estimates, the so-called photometric redshifts, can be obtained from multi-colour photometry alone (see, e.g., Connolly et al. 1995).
Weak Gravitational Lensing
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
One then has to use the redshift distribution of galaxies at that particular magnitude, obtained from spectroscopic or multi-colour redshift surveys in other fields.
Weak Gravitational Lensing