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Definition of marking noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a pattern of colors or marks on animals, birds, or wood The female fish is bright yellow with black markings.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] lines, colors, or shapes painted on roads, vehicles, etc. Road markings indicate where you can stop.
  3. 3[uncountable] = grading
  4. Idioms
    have (all) the markings of something
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    to have all the unique features of something It has all the markings of a hit musical.
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