[ mahrk-doun ]
/ ˈmɑrkˌdaʊn /


a reduction in price, usually to encourage buying.
the amount by which a price is reduced.


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Origin of markdown

Americanism; noun use of verb phrase mark down Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for markdown

/ (ˈmɑːkˌdaʊn) /


a price reduction

verb mark down

(tr, adverb) to reduce in price
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