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hallmark

[ hawl-mahrk ]

noun

  1. an official mark or stamp indicating a standard of purity, used in marking gold and silver articles assayed by the Goldsmiths' Company of London; plate mark.
  2. any mark or special indication of genuineness, good quality, etc.
  3. any distinguishing feature or characteristic:

    Accuracy is a hallmark of good scholarship.



verb (used with object)

  1. to stamp or imprint (something) with a hallmark.

hallmark

/ ˈhɔːlˌmɑːk /

noun

  1. an official series of marks, instituted by statute in 1300, and subsequently modified, stamped by the Guild of Goldsmiths at one of its assay offices on gold, silver, or platinum (since 1975) articles to guarantee purity, date of manufacture, etc
  2. a mark or sign of authenticity or excellence
  3. an outstanding or distinguishing feature


verb

  1. tr to stamp with or as if with a hallmark
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Other Words From

  • hallmarker noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hallmark1

1715–25; Goldsmiths' Hall, London, the seat of the Goldsmiths' Company + mark 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hallmark1

C18: named after Goldsmiths' Hall in London, where items were graded and stamped
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Example Sentences

The concept of evidence-based medicine, for so long a hallmark of trustworthiness, has been deeply corrupted by drug and device manufacturers whose deep pockets can sway the results and the reporting.

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A sleek design is a hallmark of Moleskine, and makes this a great notebook for well beyond the classroom.

Diversity was also a hallmark of “Vida,” which ran for three seasons on STARZ.

In fact, the lack of reliable, quickly updating data has been a hallmark of this crisis, whether it be public health or economic data.

Just as scientists are beginning to understand how this microbiome supports human health, hallmarks of modern life such as antibiotics and processed foods may be pushing many of our microbial residents toward extinction.

The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.

They apparently took that as a sign of suspicious activity, even though that can be a hallmark of people on the autism spectrum.

Split-ticket voting in general elections, the hallmark of so-called independents, is relatively rare.

Fast food and personified death: not exactly Hallmark material.

This is the hallmark of a successful multiplatform communication strategy.

What (p. 310)they meant was that it was unconventional, was without the dignity of tradition to give it its hallmark.

In all cases success starts with innovative intelligence products, which has not been a hallmark of United States operations.

There was imposed upon it the unmistakable hallmark of spirituality that has always identified it in the throng of the nations.

Nature does not make duplicates; her creative hallmark is upon every leaf and bee; upon every cliff and cloud and star.

The reverse is fitted with two studs and a hook and bears the hallmark of "W. Pinchin, Philada."

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