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Meaning of “marker” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​recordtime.
  • 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 ​boatsreached the ​halfway marker, the ​windstarted to ​pick up. A marker is also a ​type of ​pen that makes a ​thickline: She used a ​yellow, ​felt-tip marker to ​highlightcertain words.
(Definition of marker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"marker" in Business English

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markernoun

uk   us   /ˈmɑːkər/
[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 ​businessforum 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 ​executivepay.
(Definition of marker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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