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mark

noun (DIFFERENT AREA)    /mɑːk/ US  /mɑːrk/
B2 [C] a small area on the surface of something that is damaged, dirty, or different in some way: There were dirty marks on her trousers where she had wiped her hands. His fingers had left marks on the table's polished surface. She had a red mark on her arm where she'd burned herself.Dirt and untidiness [C] a typical feature or one that allows you to recognize someone or something: Did your attacker have any distinguishing marks, such as a scar or a birthmark? You can tell which puppy is which from the marks (also markings) on their fur.Conditions and characteristics
(Definition of mark noun (DIFFERENT AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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