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English noun: marker

1. marker (artifact) some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something

SamplesThe buoys were markers for the channel.

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)bookmark, bookmarker, yard marker

2. marker (communication) a distinguishing symbol

SamplesThe owner's mark was on all the sheep.

Synonymsmark, marking

Broader (hypernym)symbol

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

3. marker (artifact) a writing implement for making a mark

Broader (hypernym)writing implement

Narrower (hyponym)highlighter

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