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"marker" in British English

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markernoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɑː.kər/ us   /ˈmɑːr.kɚ/
  • marker noun [C] (SYMBOL)

a sign that shows where something is: I've put in some markers where I planted the seeds. She reached the 500-metre marker in record time.
  • marker noun [C] (PEN)

also marker pen a pen with a thick writing point for writing or drawing
(Definition of marker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marker" in American English

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markernoun [C]

us   /ˈmɑr·kər/
a symbol or object that gives information: When the boats reached the halfway marker, the wind started to pick up.
A marker is also a type of pen that makes a thick line: She used a yellow, felt-tip marker to highlight certain words.
(Definition of marker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"marker" in Business English

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markernoun

uk   /ˈmɑːkər/ us  
[C] a sign that shows what something is like or proves that something exists: a marker of sth The company sees its invitation to join the business forum as a marker of success.
[C, usually singular] something that is used as a comparison to judge or decide things, especially to set a standard for the future: a marker for sth This new-style cookbook was effectively the marker for all the books that followed.
[C] also marker pen a thick pen for writing or drawing: a black/permanent/washable marker
put/lay/set down a/your marker (for sth)
to show clearly what your opinion or position about something is, and how you plan to act in the future: By entering into this partnership, the company has put down a clear marker for the future. Now is the time for a clear marker to be laid down about levels of executive pay.
(Definition of marker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“marker” in British English

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