# Definitions and Synonyms of *notation* | Another word for *notation* | What is *notation? *

*Definition 1: the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters - [noun denoting act]*

*(**notation* is a kind of ...) the activity of putting something in written form

*notation*is a kind of ...) the activity of putting something in written form

*"she did the thinking while he did the writing"**Definition 2: a technical system of symbols used to represent special things - [noun denoting communication]*

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*(**notation* is a kind of ...) letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

*notation*is a kind of ...) letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

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*"he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"**"the doctor's writing was illegible"*### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a notation used by mathematicians

### (... is a kind of *notation* ) (music) notation used by musicians

### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a notation used by choreographers

### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a notation used by chemists to express technical facts in chemistry

*Definition 3: a comment or instruction (usually added) - [noun denoting communication]*

*Samples where notation or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

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

*Synonyms for notation in the sense of this definition*

*(**notation* is a kind of ...) a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

*notation*is a kind of ...) a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

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*"he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"*### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)

### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

*"the student's essay failed to list several important citations"**"the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"**"the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"*### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a printed note placed below the text on a printed page

### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something

*"the margins of his book were generously supplied with pencilled NBs"*### (... is a kind of *notation* ) a note appended to a letter after the signature

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