markup markup  /ˈmɑr ˌkəp/


  1. (n) the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price
  2. (n) detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed; manual markup is usually written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics)


  1. But the Senate Finance Committee's markup of health reform legislation is likely to be more revealing than most.
  2. The first day of the Senate Finance Committee's health reform markup started around 9 a.
  3. By slashing markup to the bone, clothing is sold the way supermarkets sell groceries.


  1. Rep. Franks Clarifies Rape Comment, Blames Dems for Distortion

    Rep. Trent Franks, who has come under fire today for comments he made during a committee markup on his bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks without exception, worked to clarify that his point, however jumbled, was that “pregnancies from rape that result in...        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Consumers Complain About 500-Percent Frozen Yogurt Cost Markup

    The profit margins seem staggering -- yogurt selling for 59 cents an ounce, yet costs less than a dime to produce. Even when you subtract the expense of cups and spoons, studies show a 500-percent markup on a typical 10-ounce serving.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. Sealaska Land Bill Scheduled For Congressional Markup

    The Sealaska land bill is scheduled for markup during a congressional hearing this week. Representative Don Young’s main legislation would convey about 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest timberlands to Sealaska. Download Audio
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network


  1. "We're talking, and obviously my hope is that in the next few weeks we'll have a markup and move forward," Dodd added, referring to official committee action on the bill.
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Chris Dodd Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "With the likely markup, they are well above the purchasing power of the average African," Arrow said.
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Kenneth Arrow Source: Washington Post

  3. "It's clear there won't be a markup next week," Baucus, a Democrat like Obama, told reporters after meeting with a group of lawmakers at the Capitol. "We are committed to finding a bipartisan solution."
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Max Baucus Source: Bloomberg

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