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Definition: Housemark

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Dictionary Definition

A housemark is a distinctive mark used in identifying products as well as professional services (such as architecture, consultancy, engineering) provided by an organisation. For example, the housemark ‘IBM’ is used on all hardware, software, and a bevvy of services provided by International Business Machines Corp.

Full Definition of Housemark

A house mark was originally a mark of property, later also used as a family or clan emblem, incised on the facade of a building, on animals, in signet and similar in the farmer and burgher culture of Germany and Scandinavia.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Housemark. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 28, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Housemark. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 28, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Housemark are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 28th December, 2019 | 7 Views.