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Definition of markup noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] an increase in the price of something based on the difference between the cost of producing it and the price it is sold for an average markup of 50% The markup on food in a restaurant is at least 100%.
  2. 2[uncountable] (computing) the symbols used in computer documents which give information about the structure of the document and tell the computer how it is to appear on the computer screen, or how it is to appear when printed a markup language
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: markup