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a. A mark showing the greatest height to which water has risen.
b. A line indicating the heights of high and low tide.
a. A translucent design impressed on paper during manufacture and visible when the paper is held to the light.
b. The metal pattern that produces this design.
3. Information directly encoded into the data portion of an image, video, or audio file that identifies the copyright owner or a licensed user. In image or video files, a watermark may be either visible or invisible.
tr.v. wa·ter·marked, wa·ter·mark·ing, wa·ter·marks
1. To mark (paper) with a watermark.
2. To impress (a pattern or design) as a watermark.
3. To insert (a digital file) with a watermark.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture, visible when the paper is held up to the light
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to mark (paper) with a watermark
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
wa•ter•mark(ˈwɔ tərˌmɑrk, ˈwɒt ər-)
1. a figure or design impressed in some paper during manufacture, visible when the paper is held to the light.
3. to mark (paper) with a watermark.
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Past participle: watermarked
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|Noun||1.||watermark - a line marking the level reached by a body of water|
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
high-water mark - a line marking the highest level reached
low-water mark - a line marking the lowest level reached
|2.||watermark - a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
watermark[ˈwɔːtərmɑːrk] n (on paper) → filigrane mwater meadow n (mainly British) → prairie f inondable
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