Definition of marking
1 : the act, process, or an instance of making or giving a mark
2a : a mark madeb : arrangement, pattern, or disposition of marks
Recent Examples of marking from the Web
The photo appears to show Earhart and Noonan in front of a barge towing an airplane, and the image is stamped with the official markings of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
But no one knew the individualized markings would highlight the coyote's ability for long-range dispersal.
Owned by Julian resident Mary Beth Mora, Oreo Cookie also won Most Unusual Markings and Most Beautiful honors.
The markings were discovered June 16 by visitors at the cemetery's Memorial Walkway, the site of the monument, said Sean Baumgartner, director of the national cemetery.
Squid are partly to blame for the circular markings seen on most Risso's dolphins, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Mexican wolf subspecies is slightly smaller than the gray wolf and has brown markings.
And according to Honda, existing technology can allow a vehicle to respond to situations such as roads without lane markings, detecting pedestrians and bicyclists at night.
The species, dubbed Hyalinobatrachium yaku, is just two centimeters long and sports markings similar to other glass frogs in the region.
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First Known Use of marking
before 12th century
MARKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marking for English Language Learners
: a mark, shape, or word that is written or drawn on something
: a mark or pattern of marks on the body of an animal
: the act or process of giving a grade to a student's work
MARKING Defined for Kids
Definition of marking for Students
1 : a shape, symbol, or word on something
2 : the arrangement or pattern of contrasting colors on an animal The white cat had black markings on its tail.
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