Definition of markup in English:

markup

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːkʌp
 
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noun

1The amount added to the cost price of goods to cover overheads and profit: a mark-up of 50 per cent
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  • Profit margins and markups vary, depending on whether you are talking about a hand-crafted latte at a coffee house or a 12-ounce bag of whole beans at the grocery store.
  • Since fish is very perishable, retail and wholesale markups are very high.
  • But profit margins are so wide that many businesses will be able to absorb those costs instead of making huge markups on prices, a move that could cost them sales in a highly competitive marketplace.
2 [mass noun] The process or result of correcting text in preparation for printing.
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  • This compartment supports basic viewing and text-based markup.
  • These tools support review and markup through a Web browser, even for users not equipped with the originating CAD system.
  • Here's a PDF file showing all the markups.
3 [mass noun] Computing A set of tags assigned to elements of a text to indicate their relation to the rest of the text or dictate how they should be displayed: [as modifier]: markup languages
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  • But in fact, HTML is just one markup language, while XML allows you to create your own languages.
  • These developments are in part rivalled by increasingly sophisticated Internet markup languages like XML, which can also be used by agents.
  • The Internet is based on using hypertext markup language, which allows users to view content irrespective of hardware.

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