marking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “marking” in the English Dictionary

"marking" in British English

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uk   /ˈmɑː.kɪŋ/  us   /ˈmɑːr-/

marking noun (PATTERN)

[C usually plural] a ​pattern on the ​body of an ​animal: There are a ​couple of ​fish with ​blue markings, and a few more with ​goldstripes down the ​side. [C usually plural] a ​mark that makes it ​possible to ​recognize something: The ​army said the ​reliefflight would be too ​dangerous as none of ​itshelicopters had ​Red Cross markings.

marking noun (CORRECTING)

[U] UK the ​activity of ​checking, ​correcting, and giving a ​mark to ​students' written ​work: I couldn't go out with the ​others because I had a ​pile of marking to do.

marking noun (IN SPORTS)

[U] the ​action of ​stayingclose to an ​opposingplayer in ​order to ​stop them from ​playing the ​ball: Effective marking is often the ​key to a team's ​success.
(Definition of marking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marking" in American English

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markingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑr·kiŋ/
noticeablespots or ​areas on a ​surface: One of the ​fishes had ​blue and ​white markings.
(Definition of marking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “marking”
in Chinese (Simplified) 标记, 标识…
in Chinese (Traditional) 標記, 標識…
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