Meaning of markup

mark•up

Pronunciation: (märk'up"), [key]
— n.
    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.
  1. the putting of a legislative bill into final form.
  2. a detailed instruction, usually written on a manuscript to be typeset, concerning style of type, makeup of pages, and the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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