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"marking" in British English

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markingnoun

uk   /ˈmɑː.kɪŋ/  us   /ˈmɑːr.kɪŋ/
  • 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 gold stripes down the side.
[C usually plural] a mark that makes it possible to recognize something: The army said the relief flight would be too dangerous as none of its helicopters 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 staying close to an opposing player 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/
noticeable spots 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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