marked

Meaning(s)

1. strikingly noticeable or conspicuous

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marked effect/improvement/shift

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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.

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  1. The marked shift in student numbers was indicative of a declining population in the town.
  2. The burglary had a marked effect on the old woman. It was visible for all to see.

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  1. There was a marked improvement in the company's profit margins following the new marketing strategy.
  2. There has been a marked change in your behaviour recently. You're working much harder than before.

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indicative of sth

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