Definition of Marking

1. Noun. A distinguishing symbol. "The owner's mark was on all the sheep"

Exact synonyms: Mark, Marker
Specialized synonyms: Earmark, Brand, Trademark, Assay-mark, Authentication, Hallmark, Postmark, Watermark, Broad Arrow, Milepost, Milestone, Peg, Pin, Pip, Spot, Label, Cairn
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Derivative terms: Mark, Mark, Mark, Mark

2. Noun. A pattern of marks.

3. Noun. Evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score. "What he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
Exact synonyms: Grading, Scoring
Generic synonyms: Evaluation, Rating
Derivative terms: Grade, Grade, Mark, Score

4. Noun. The act of making a visible mark on a surface.
Generic synonyms: Decoration
Specialized synonyms: Lineation, Mottling, Striping
Derivative terms: Mark

Definition of Marking

1. n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage.

Definition of Marking

1. Verb. (present participle of mark) ¹

2. Noun. action of the verb ''to mark'' ¹

3. Noun. a mark ¹

4. Noun. the characteristic colouration and patterning of an animal ¹

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Definition of Marking

1. a pattern of marks [n -S]

Medical Definition of Marking

1. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or colouring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage. Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen. Marking nut, the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Marking

marking (current term)
marking ink

Literary usage of Marking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1897)
"State statutes defining the marking. § 372. Time allowed for marking. \ 373. What is sufficient marking under the federal law. character of marking. 375. ..."

2. The Practice of Silviculture: With Particular Reference to Its Application by Ralph Chipman Hawley (1921)
"This is accomplished by designation (usually marking) of either the trees to ... The method of marking should be employed wherever there is any doubt about ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries by Frank Emerson Clark (1922)
"Establishing and marking corners.—The government surveyor is required to carefully mark all corners, in a manner to assure permanency, to the end that ..."

4. Papers and Proceedings by American Sociological Society Meeting, American Sociological Association (1910)
"THE SOCIAL marking SYSTEM PROFESSOR FRANKLIN H. GIDDINGS Columbia University In ... The marking-scale must not be arbitrary, a mere ingenious invention. ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1855)
"PUBLICATION RESPECTING THE marking OF THE WESER CHANNEL. The Chamber of Commerce of Bremen, referring to the publication of the 20th of July last, ..."

6. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1885)
"Mr. J. WILLIAM TONKS read a Paper on ' Compulsory Hall-marking: its advantages to the Public and to Local Trades.' The writer stated that this question had ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"It would appear that the students have attained a very high average in their work, and that the marking system is more precise than some of its critics ..."

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