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COMMENTARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commentary mean? 

COMMENTARY (noun)
  The noun COMMENTARY has 1 sense:

1. a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

  Familiarity information: COMMENTARY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMENTARY (noun)


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Meaning:

A written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

commentary; comment

Context example:

he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

Hypernyms ("commentary" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commentary"):

Midrash ((Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text)

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))


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