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marked / märkt/ • adj. 1. having a visible mark: plants with beautifully marked leaves. ∎  (of playing cards) having distinctive marks on their backs to assist cheating. ∎  Linguistics (of words or forms) distinguished by a particular feature: the word “drake“ is semantically marked as masculine; the unmarked form is “duck.”2. clearly noticeable; evident: a marked increase in sales.DERIVATIVES: mark·ed·ly / ˈmärkidlē/ adv. (in sense 2).mark·ed·ness / ˈmärkidnis/ n.

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