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marking

[mahr-king] /ˈmɑr kɪŋ/
noun
1.
a mark, or a number or pattern of marks:
birds with colorful markings.
2.
the act of a person or thing that marks:
the marking of papers.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see mark1, -ing1
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Examples from the web for markings
  • In addition to the many colours, there are also many different markings.
  • His kites had specific markings directing his fleet to perform his order.
  • Includes interpretive markings by the editor not indicated as such.
  • For conformation showing, symmetrical markings are preferred.
  • They have unique symbol markings engraved on them for identification.
  • Diacritical markings in foreign loanwords are ignored for similar reasons.
British Dictionary definitions for markings

marking

/ˈmɑːkɪŋ/
noun
1.
a mark or series of marks
2.
the arrangement of colours on an animal, plant, etc
3.
assessment and correction of school children's or students' written work by teaching staff
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Word Origin and History for markings

marking

n.

Old English mearcung "action of making marks, branding; mark, pattern of marks, characteristic; constellation," verbal noun from mark (v.). Related: Markings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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