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[mahrk-doun] /ˈmɑrkˌdaʊn/
a reduction in price, usually to encourage buying.
the amount by which a price is reduced.
Origin of markdown
Americanism; noun use of verb phrase mark down Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for markdown
  • Some markdown amounts also deviated from industry practice.
  • markdown money is a standard part of the apparel industry.
  • Miller developed the firm's markup and markdown policies and procedures, and participated in their implementation.
  • Understand how to calculate markdown in dollars and how to determine sale price and maintained markup.
  • Profits for the season were maintained by closely watching inventories and markdown levels.
  • Automated markdown is another labor saving device that is being introduced and integrated gradually in the retail market.
  • There was also a markdown for leaving the charts out in public the night before in the clinic.
  • In setting a markdown price, the original cost of the merchandise should be recovered if at all.
British Dictionary definitions for markdown


a price reduction
(transitive, adverb) to reduce in price
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