watermark

watermark
wa|ter|mark [ˈwo:təma:k US ˈwo:tərma:rk, ˈwa:-] n
1.) a special design put onto paper, especially bank notes, that can only be seen when you hold it up to the light
bear/carry a watermark
The sheet bears the watermark '1836'.
2.) a special mark contained in electronic documents, pictures, music etc that is used to stop people from copying them
The card has a digital watermark detectable only to electronic cash dispensers.
3.) high watermark
especially AmE the high watermark of a particular process is its most successful time or achievement
= high point high watermark of
Reagan's presidency may prove to have been the high watermark of the US-Israeli alliance.
4.) high/low watermark
AmE a line showing the highest or lowest levels of the sea
British Equivalent: tide-mark

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