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English definition of “mark-up”

mark-up

noun [C or U] (also markup)     /ˈmɑːkʌp/
COMMERCE the amount by which the price of something is increased before it is sold again: Most products sold in those stores are sold at a 5% markup. Some states have laws forbidding the resale markup on tickets. → Compare margin
IT the symbols used in some types of computer documents that control the way text appears on a screen or page, or the process of adding these symbols: XML markup has strict rules about what can go where. Use the right tags in your mark-up or the page will not display correctly. → See also mark sth up, retail mark-up
(Definition of mark-up noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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