marking marking  /ˈmɑr kɪŋ/


  1. (n) a distinguishing symbol
  2. (n) a pattern of marks
  3. (n) evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
  4. (n) the act of making a visible mark on a surface



  1. Michelle Obama waits backstage before a ceremony marking the re-opening of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New American Wing in New York.
  2. Property-marking systems are fairly common, but few are robust enough to link a suspect to both the booty and the crime scene.
  3. Young Mexican-American men are marking their bodies with Santa Muerte tattoos to prove their devotion.


  1. Honor roll: 2012-13 Indian Valley Elementary sixth marking period

    Here is the honor roll for the sixth marking period at Indian Valley Elementary School: Seventh Grade All A’s: Hannah Altizer, Sydney Dulaney, Cassidy Pratt A’s and B’s: Austin Gallimore, Lauren Gerald, Nicholas Metz, Jackson Moulton, Chloe Phillips Sixth Grade All A’s: Tyler Bond, Jenna Italiano, Sara Mackian, Holly Stilwell A’s and B’s: Tyler Bain, Abigail [...]
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

  2. WEST AMWELL: SHRHS issues third marking period honor roll

    The South Hunterdon Regional High School honor roll for the third marking period includes:
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Beacon

  3. Milky Way-2 Wins #1 Supercomputer in the World According to Top500.Org

    Marking a new era in supercomputing, the MilkyWay-2 system today was recognized as the most powerful supercomputer in the world according to The system registered a performance of 33.86PF on the industry standard Linpack benchmark on a system with 16000 compute nodes, including over 32000 of upcoming Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 and over 48000 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The goal of avoiding governmental endorsement does not require eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm," Kennedy wrote. "A cross by the side of a public highway marking, for instance, the place where a state trooper perished...
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: ChristianExaminer

  2. "We will try everything to get it right, whether it be zonal, man-to-man marking, sticking a coach in front of it, whatever. We will try the lot until we get the right solution," assistant coach Ray Wilkins said. "When you are dealing with...
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Ray Wilkins Source:

  3. "We know what happens every time we go to Old Trafford," Benitez said. "Mr Scolari needs to know so that maybe he can use zonal marking against the staff of United because they are always doing man to man with the referees when they go to the...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Rafael Benitez Source: Independent

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