Definition of marking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkɪŋ//
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a pattern of colours or marks on animals, birds or wood The female fish is bright yellow with black markings.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] lines, colours or shapes painted on roads, vehicles, etc. Road markings indicate where you can stop.
  3. 3[uncountable] (especially British English) (usually North American English grading) the activity of checking and correcting the written work or exam papers of students She does her marking in the evenings.
  4. 4[uncountable] (in team games, especially football (soccer )) the practice of staying close to a player on the other team in order to stop them getting the ball England gave away a goal because of their slack marking at corners. See related entries: Soccer
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