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 for Marking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mark \Mark\ (m[aum]rk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marked
     (m[aum]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Marking.] [OE. marken, merken,
     AS. mearcian, from mearc. See Mark the sign.]
     1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to
        make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of
        merchandise; to mark clothing.
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     2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used
        literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the
        spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him
        for a leader.
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     3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or
        any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his
        hobnails marked the floor.
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     4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark
        the points in a game of billiards or cards.
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     5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note
        of; to remark; to heed; to regard; as, mark my words.
        "Mark the perfect man." --Ps. xxxvii. 37.
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     To mark out.
        (a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the
            ringleaders were marked out for punishment.
        (b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out
            an item in an account.
     To mark time (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by
        moving the legs alternately without advancing.
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     Syn: To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show;
          evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote;
          characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marking \Mark"ing\, n.
     The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks
     made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as,
     the marking of a bird's plumage.
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     Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen.
     Marking nut (Bot.), the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium,
        an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a
        blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and
        an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the
           sheep" [syn: marker, marking, mark]
      2: a pattern of marks
      3: evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score;
         "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had
         to do" [syn: marking, grading, scoring]
      4: the act of making a visible mark on a surface

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "marking":
     armory, aroma, attribute, badge, badge of office, badges, baton,
     birthmark, blaze, blazonry, blemish, blotch, brand, brassard, burr,
     button, cachet, cap and gown, cast, caste mark, chain,
     chain of office, character, characteristic, check, checkmark,
     chiseling, cicatrix, class ring, cockade, collar, configuration,
     cross, cross-hatching, cut, dapple, decoration, demitint,
     differentia, differential, discoloration, distinctive feature, dot,
     dress, eagle, earmark, emblems, engravement, engraving, ensigns,
     etch, etching, fasces, feature, figure, figurehead, flavor, fleck,
     fleur-de-lis, flick, freckle, gash, gem-engraving, glass-cutting,
     glyptic, graving, gust, hack, half tint, hallmark,
     hammer and sickle, hatching, heraldry, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy,
     impress, impression, incision, index, individualism, inscript,
     inscription, insignia, jot, keynote, lapel pin, lentigo, line,
     lineaments, lining, livery, mace, macula, mannerism, mantle, mark,
     markings, medal, mold, mole, mortarboard, mottle, nature, nevus,
     nick, notch, odor, old school tie, particularity, patch,
     peculiarity, pin, point, polka dot, prick, property, puncture,
     quality, quirk, regalia, ring, rose, savor, scar, scarification,
     school ring, score, scoring, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal,
     shamrock, shape, sigillography, singularity, skull and crossbones,
     slash, slashing, smack, specialty, speck, speckle, sphragistics,
     splash, splotch, spot, staff, stain, stamp, stigma, stipple,
     stippling, strawberry mark, swastika, taint, tang, tartan, taste,
     tattoo, tattoo mark, thistle, tick, tie, tint, tittle, token,
     tooling, trait, trick, type-cutting, uniform, verge, wand,

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