marking

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noun mark·ing \ˈmär-kiŋ\

Definition of marking

  1. 1 :  the act, process, or an instance of making or giving a mark

  2. 2a :  a mark madeb :  arrangement, pattern, or disposition of marks

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First Known Use of marking

before 12th century



MARKING Defined for English Language Learners

marking

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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

marking

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noun mark·ing \ˈmär-kiŋ\

Definition of marking for Students

  1. 1 :  a shape, symbol, or word on something

  2. 2 :  the arrangement or pattern of contrasting colors on an animal The white cat had black markings on its tail.



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