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Meaning of NOTATION

Pronunciation:  now'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters
  2. [n]  a comment (usually added to a text); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"
  3. [n]  a technical system of symbols used to represent special things

NOTATION is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: annotation, notational system, note
 See Also: acknowledgment, chemical notation, choreography, citation, comment, commentary, committal to writing, credit, footer, footnote, mathematical notation, mention, musical notation, N.B., NB, nota bene, postscript, PS, quotation, reference, writing, writing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\No*ta"tion\, n. [L. notatio a marking, observing,
etymology, fr. notare to mark, nota a mark: cf. F. notation.
See 5th {Note}.]
1. The act or practice of recording anything by marks,
   figures, or characters.

2. Any particular system of characters, symbols, or
   abbreviated expressions used in art or science, to express
   briefly technical facts, quantities, etc. Esp., the system
   of figures, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and
   algebra to express number, quantity, or operations.

3. Literal or etymological signification. [Obs.]

         ``Conscience'' is a Latin word, and, according to
         the very notation of it, imports a double or joint
         knowledge.                            --South.

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