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markup

[mahrk-uhp]
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noun
  1. Commerce.
    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.
  2. the putting of a legislative bill into final form.
  3. detailed instructions, usually written on a manuscript to be typeset, concerning style of type, makeup of pages, and the like.
  4. Digital Technology. detailed instructions indicating the format, style, or structure for an electronic document or web page.See also markup language.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to mark up (a document or web page).
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Origin of markup

First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase mark up
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Word Origin and History for markup

n.

also mark up, mark-up, "amount added by a retailer to cover overhead and provide profit," 1899; see mark (v.).

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