watermark (plural watermarks)

  1. A translucent design impressed on the surface of paper and visible when the paper is held to the light.
  2. (by extension) A logo superimposed on a digital image, a television broadcast, etc.
  3. (computing) A value stored in a datafile to ensure its integrity, so that if the file's contents are changed then the watermark will no longer match the contents.
  4. A mark indicating the level to which water has risen.
Translations Verb

watermark (watermarks, present participle watermarking; past and past participle watermarked)

  1. (transitive) To mark paper with a watermark.
  2. (transitive) To mark a datafile with a digital watermark.
  • French: filigraner
  • German: mit Wasserzeichen versehen

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