strikingly noticeable; conspicuous:
with marked success.
watched as an object of suspicion or vengeance:
a marked man.
having a mark or marks:
beautifully marked birds; to read the marked pages.
obvious, evident, or noticeable
singled out, esp for punishment, killing, etc: a marked man
(linguistics) distinguished by a specific feature, as in phonology. For example, of the two phonemes /t/ and /d/, the /d/ is marked because it exhibits the feature of voice
“having a mark,” Old English gemearcodan (see mark (v.)). Meaning “clearly defined” (pronounced as two syllables) is from 1795. Related: Markedly. Marked man “one who is watched with hostile intent” is from 1769.
[mahrk] /mɑrk/ noun 1. a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise: a small mark on his arm. 2. a badge, brand, or other visible sign assumed or imposed: a mark of his noble rank. 3. a symbol used in writing or printing: a punctuation mark. 4. a […]
[mahr-ker] /ˈmɑr kər/ noun 1. a person or thing that marks. 2. something used as a mark or indication, as a bookmark or tombstone. 3. a person who records the scores, points, etc., as in a game or contest. 4. a counter used in card playing. 5. Genetics. . 6. Psychology. an object, as a […]
noun, Genetics. 1. . noun 1. any distinct inheritable indicator of identity and ancestry. 2. . 3. a chromosomal landmark or allele that allows for the tracing of a specific region of DNA, as in the study of recombination. noun 1. a gene with two or more alternative forms, producing readily identifiable variations in a […]
- Marker trait
marker trait n. A trait that may be of little importance in itself but which facilitates the detection or understanding of a particular disease.