marking

Primary Meanings of marking

1.
n
a distinguishing symbol
2.
n
evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
Full Definitions of marking
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n a distinguishing symbol

Synonyms:
mark, marker
Types:
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earmark
identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
brand
identification mark on skin, made by burning
trademark
a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
assay-mark, authentication, hallmark
a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
postmark
a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing
watermark
a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light
broad arrow
an arrowhead mark identifying British government property
milepost, milestone
stone post at side of a road to show distances
peg, pin
small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
pip, spot
a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
label
an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
cairn
a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
Sharpie
a pen with indelible ink that will write on any surface
logo, logotype
a company emblem or device
gummed label, paster, sticker
an adhesive label
tag, ticket
a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
tag
a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
title bar
(computer science) a horizontal label at the top of a window, bearing the name of the currently active document
Type of:
symbol
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

n a pattern of marks

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blaze
a light-colored marking
crisscross, cross, mark
a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
eyespot, ocellus
an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color
shading
graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot
a small contrasting part of something
bar, streak, stripe
a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
band, banding, stria, striation
a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
pinpoint, speck
a very small spot
crosshatch, hachure, hatch, hatching
shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
nebula
(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
splash
a patch of bright color
fret, worn spot
a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
plaque
(pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macula, macule
a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog
a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
macula, sunspot
a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
facula
a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
facula
a bright spot on a planet
Type of:
design, figure, pattern
a decorative or artistic work

n the act of making a visible mark on a surface

Types:
lineation
the act of marking or outlining with lines
mottling
the act of coloring with areas of different shades
striping
the act of marking with stripes
Type of:
decoration
the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
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n evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score

Synonyms:
grading, scoring
Type of:
evaluation, rating
act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of

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