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NOTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does notation mean? 

NOTATION (noun)
  The noun NOTATION has 3 senses:

1. a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
2. a comment or instruction (usually added)
3. the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters

  Familiarity information: NOTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOTATION (noun)


Sense 1notation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A technical system of symbols used to represent special things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

notation; notational system

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

writing (letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language)

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

mathematical notation (a notation used by mathematicians)

musical notation (a notation used by musicians)

choreography (a notation used by choreographers)

chemical notation (a notation used by chemists to express technical facts in chemistry)


Sense 2notation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A comment or instruction (usually added)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

annotation; notation; note

Context examples:

his notes were appended at the end of the article / he added a short notation to the address on the envelope

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

comment; commentary (a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material)

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

poste restante (a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada))

acknowledgment; citation; cite; credit; mention; quotation; reference (a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage)

footer; footnote (a printed note placed below the text on a printed page)

N.B.; NB; nota bene (a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something)

postscript; PS (a note appended to a letter after the signature)


Sense 3notation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

committal to writing; writing (the activity of putting something in written form)


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