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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

"she did the thinking while he did the writing"

Definition 2: a technical system of symbols used to represent special things - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for notation in the sense of this definition

(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

"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

"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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