- a mark showing the limit to which water has risen
- a very faint mark or design pressed or printed on a sheet of paper, typically during manufacture as a sign of authenticity
- a stylized design, as of a printer or business firm, characteristically used in this way
- to mark (paper) with a watermark
- to impress (a design) as a watermark
- 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.
- 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.
transitive verbwa·ter·marked, wa·ter·mark·ing, wa·ter·marks
- To mark (paper) with a watermark.
- To impress (a pattern or design) as a watermark.
- To insert (a digital file) with a watermark.
(third-person singular simple present watermarks, present participle watermarking, simple past and past participle watermarked)
- To mark paper with a watermark.
- To mark a datafile with a digital watermark.
watermark - Computer Definition
- A translucent mark or image in paper produced by pressing the paper in a mold or on a processing roll during the manufacturing process. The watermark is visible when the paper is held to a light. A watermark is used as a sign of authenticity in order to make the counterfeiting of currency and postage stamps more difficult, for example.
- Digital watermarking is the process by which visible or invisible copyright notices or other messages are embedded in audio, image, or video signals or files, program files, or Web pages, thereby providing a tracking mechanism and discouraging copyright violations. The term is derived from the practice of marking paper, especially currency and postage stamps, to discourage counterfeiting. A hidden digital watermark is a form of steganography. See also steganography.