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Pronunciation: mark'ing


  1. The act of indicating or distinguishing a thing by placing on it a sign, symbol, or other perceptible trace.
  2. A pattern of coloration or other visible figuration, particularly one that is characteristic of a species or variety of plant or animal.

[M.E. mark, fr. O.E. mearc, + -ing]

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