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English noun: marking

1. marking (communication) a distinguishing symbol

SamplesThe owner's mark was on all the sheep.

Synonymsmark, marker

Broader (hypernym)symbol

Narrower (hyponym)assay-mark, authentication, brand, broad arrow, cairn, earmark, hallmark, label, milepost, milestone, peg, pin, pip, postmark, spot, trademark, watermark

2. marking (attribute) a pattern of marks

Broader (hypernym)design, figure, pattern

Narrower (hyponym)bar, blaze, crisscross, cross, dapple, eyespot, fleck, maculation, mark, ocellus, patch, shading, speckle, spot, streak, stripe

3. marking (act) evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score

SamplesWhat he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do.

Synonymsgrading, scoring

Broader (hypernym)evaluation, rating

4. marking (act) the act of making a visible mark on a surface

Broader (hypernym)decoration

Narrower (hyponym)lineation, mottling, striping

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