well marked

marked

[mahrkt]
adjective
1.
strikingly noticeable; conspicuous: with marked success.
2.
watched as an object of suspicion or vengeance: a marked man.
3.
having a mark or marks: beautifully marked birds; to read the marked pages.
4.
Linguistics.
a.
(of a phoneme) characterized by the presence of a phonological feature that serves to distinguish it from an otherwise similar phoneme lacking that feature, as (d), which, in contrast to (t), is characterized by the presence of voicing.
b.
characterized by the presence of a marker indicating the grammatical function of a construction, as the plural in English, which, in contrast to the singular, is typically indicated by the presence of the marker -s.
c.
specifying an additional element of meaning, in contrast to a semantically related item, as drake in contrast to duck, where drake specifies “male” while duck does not necessarily specify sex.
d.
occurring less typically than an alternative form, as the word order in Down he fell in contrast to the more usual order of He fell down. Compare unmarked ( def 2 ).

Origin:
Middle English; Old English gemearcod; see mark1, -ed2

markedly [mahr-kid-lee] , adverb
markedness, noun
half-marked, adjective
well-marked, adjective


1. striking, outstanding, obvious, prominent.
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marked (mɑːkt)
 
adj
1.  obvious, evident, or noticeable
2.  singled out, esp for punishment, killing, etc: a marked man
3.  linguistics distinguished by a specific feature, as in phonology. For example, of the two phonemes /t/ and /d/, the /d/ is marked because it exhibits the feature of voice
 
markedly
 
adv
 
'markedness
 
n

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marked
"having a mark," O.E. gemearcodan (see mark (1)). Meaning "clearly defined" is from 1795. Marked man "one who is watched with hostile intent" is from 1833.
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mark (märk)
n.

  1. A spot or line on a surface, visible through difference in color or elevation from that of the surrounding area.

  2. A distinctive trait or property.

v. marked, mark·ing, marks
  1. To make a visible trace or impression on, as occurs with a spot or dent.

  2. To form, make, or depict by making a mark.

  3. To distinguish or characterize.

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