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noun mark·er \ˈmär-kər\

Simple Definition of marker

  • : something (such as a sign or an object) that shows the location of something

  • : something that shows the presence or existence of something

  • : a type of pen that makes wide lines

Full Definition of marker

  1. 1 :  one that marks

  2. 2 :  something used for marking

  3. 3 :  score 7; specifically :  run

  4. 4 :  promissory note, iou

  5. 5 :  something that serves to identify, predict, or characterize: as a :  biomarker b :  genetic marker

Examples of marker

  1. A person's accent can be a marker of social class.

  2. <the markers on the rock and mineral specimens were old and faded>



15th Century

First Known Use of marker

15th century

Rhymes with marker


Medical Dictionary

marker

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noun mark·er \ˈmär-kər\

Medical Definition of marker

  1. :  something that serves to identify, predict, or characterize <a surface marker on a cell that acts as an antigen>: asa:  biomarkerb:  genetic marker—called also marker gene





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