markup

noun mark·up \ ˈmärk-ˌəp \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of markup

1 : an amount added to the cost price to determine the selling price; broadly : profit
2 : a U.S. Congressional committee session at which a bill is put into final form before it is reported out

Examples of markup in a Sentence

  1. The retail markup on their products is 25 percent.

  2. selling used cars at high markups

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First Known Use of markup

1916

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mark up

verb

Definition of mark up

: to put a markup on

First Known Use of mark up

1868

in the meaning defined above

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MARKUP Defined for English Language Learners

markup

Definition of markup for English Language Learners

  • : an amount added to the price of something : the difference between the cost of producing something and its selling price



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