Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) strikingly noticeable or conspicuous
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
The word 'marked' in this context is an adjective, meaning that something is easily noticeable or it stands out, e.g. a 'marked improvement/change' in something. You are more likely to hear this word used in professional contexts, and likely in news reports or journalistic writing.
Social Examples (Advance)
The marked shift in student numberswas indicative of a declining population in the town.
The burglary had a marked effect onthe old woman. It was visible for all to see.
Professional Examples (Basic)
There wasa marked improvement in the company's profit marginsfollowing the new marketing strategy.
There has been a marked change in your behaviour recently. You're working much harder than before.
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