marking

marking
mark|ing [ˈma:kıŋ US ˈma:r-] n
1.) [C usually plural, U]
things painted or written on something, especially something such as an aircraft, road, vehicle etc
The marking on the road is unclear.
There were strange markings on the walls of the cave.
2.) [C usually plural, U]
the coloured patterns and shapes on an animal's fur, on leaves etc
This particular dolphin is noted for its distinctive black and white markings.
the vivid markings of the angelfish
3.) [U] especially BrE the activity of checking students' written work
American Equivalent: grading
I have to do a lot of marking tonight.
the setting and marking of exams

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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