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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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