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English definition of “marking”


noun [C usually plural]     /ˈmɑː.kɪŋ/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
a mark that makes it possible to recognize something: There are a couple of fish with blue markings, and a few more with gold stripes down the side. The army said the relief flight would be too dangerous as none of its helicopters had Red Cross markings.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
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