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Deverbal from mark up.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː(ɹ)k.ʌp/
  • Audio (US):(file)



markup (countable and uncountable, plural markups)

  1. The percentage or amount by which a seller hikes up his buy-in price when determining his selling price.
    You don’t make much money selling gas because the markup is so low.
  2. An increase in price.
    There will be a markup on those products next week; better buy them now.
  3. (computing) The notation that is used to indicate the meaning of the elements in an electronic document, or to dictate how text should be displayed.
    • 1996, Bebo White, HTML and the Art of Authoring for the World Wide Web, Springer, →ISBN, page 25:
      For example, a filename of “home.html” would be appropriate for an ASCII/text file containing HTML markup.
    • 2003, “Creative Commons GNU GPL”, in Creative Commons[1], archived from the original on 2009-06-22:
      You can display the icon on any site you offer your software for download using the following markup []
  4. (US politics) The process by which proposed legislation is debated and amended.

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