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[mahrk-uhp] /ˈmɑrkˌʌp/
  1. the amount added by a seller to the cost of a commodity to cover expenses and profit in fixing the selling price.
  2. the difference between the cost price and the selling price, computed as a percentage of either the selling price or the cost price.
  3. an increase in price, as of a commodity.
  4. the amount by which a price is increased.
the putting of a legislative bill into final form.
detailed instructions, usually written on a manuscript to be typeset, concerning style of type, makeup of pages, and the like.
Digital Technology. detailed instructions indicating the format, style, or structure for an electronic document or Web page.
See also markup language.
verb (used with object)
to mark up (a document or Web page).
Origin of markup
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase mark up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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also mark up, mark-up, "amount added by a retailer to cover overhead and provide profit," 1899; see mark (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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markup in Technology

In computerised document preparation, a method of adding information to the text indicating the logical components of a document, or instructions for layout of the text on the page or other information which can be interpreted by some automatic system.
For example, the source of this dictionary is marked up by enclosing cross-references in curly braces which are significant to the World-Wide Web server software.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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