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no·ta·tion

 (nō-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. A system of figures or symbols used in a specialized field to represent numbers, quantities, tones, or values: musical notation.
b. The act or process of using such a system.
2. A brief note; an annotation: marginal notations.

[Latin notātiō, notātiōn-, from notātus, past participle of notāre, to note, from nota, note; see note.]

no·ta′tion·al adj.

notation

(nəʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. any series of signs or symbols used to represent quantities or elements in a specialized system, such as music or mathematics
2. the act or process of notating
3.
a. the act of noting down
b. a note or record
[C16: from Latin notātiō a marking, from notāre to note]
noˈtational adj

no•ta•tion

(noʊˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a system of graphic symbols or signs for a specialized use: musical notation.
2. the process or method of writing down by means of such a system.
3. the act of noting or marking down in writing.
4. a short note; jotting; annotation.
[1560–70; < Latin notātiō a marking <notā(re) to note]
no•ta′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.notation - a technical system of symbols used to represent special thingsnotation - a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
writing - 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"
mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
choreography - a notation used by choreographers
chemical notation - a notation used by chemists to express technical facts in chemistry
2.notation - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
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)
commentary, comment - 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"
cite, quotation, reference, mention, acknowledgment, citation, credit - 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"
footnote, footer - a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
N.B., nota bene, NB - 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"
postscript, PS - a note appended to a letter after the signature
3.notation - the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters
committal to writing, writing - the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"

notation

noun
1. signs, system, characters, code, symbols, script The dot in musical notation symbolizes an abrupt or staccato quality.
2. note, record, noting, jotting He was checking the readings and making notations on a clipboard.

notation

noun
A brief record written as an aid to the memory:
Informal: memo.
Translations
záznam
tegnsystem
jelölési rendszer
táknun; nótnaskrift, nótur
ženklų sistemažymėjimas ženklais
notssimbolszīme
harflernotaözel işaretleryazım

notation

[nəʊˈteɪʃən] N (Math, Mus) → notación f

notation

[nəʊˈteɪʃən] nnotation f

notation

n
(= system)Zeichensystem nt, → Notation f (spec); (= symbols)Zeichen pl; (Mus) → Notenschrift f, → Notation f; (Math, Comput) → Notation f
(= note)Notiz f, → Anmerkung f

notation

[nəʊˈteɪʃn] nnotazione f

notation

(nəˈteiʃən) noun
(the use of) a system of signs representing numbers, musical sounds etc. musical/mathematical notation.
References in classic literature ?
"Are these imprints similar to mine or Monsieur Tarzan's or can you say that they are identical with either?" The officer drew a powerful glass from his desk and examined all three specimens carefully, making notations meanwhile upon a pad of paper.
Since his appointment to the office of sheriff and his consequent absences from home, he had employed Benjamin to make memoranda on a slate, of whatever might be thought worth remembering, which, on his return, were regularly transferred to the journal with proper notations of the time, manner, and other little particulars.
No ditty floated into Blackmoor Vale from the outer world but Tess's mother caught up its notation in a week.
'turned'; that, up there, is what has happened - he's the fanged or the antlered animal brought at last to bay." There came to him, as I say - but determined by an influence beyond my notation! - the acuteness of this certainty; under which however the next moment he had broken into a sweat that he would as little have consented to attribute to fear as he would have dared immediately to act upon it for enterprise.
"My musical gift was ruined," he explained, as they walked on after one of these demonstrations, "by the village organist at home, who had invented a system of notation which he tried to teach me, with the result that I never got to the tune-playing at all.
Further on Banchieri as theorist, see Roger Bowers, 'Proportioned Notations in Banchieri's Theory and Monteverdi's Music', Performing Practice in Monteverdi's Music, ed.
Notations Over 335 dances notated in the Beauchamp-Feuillet system have survived to the present.(12) Some are known only in manuscript form; others were published, whether singly, as part of a collection of published dances, or in conjunction with another work.
First, Marbach gives notations for perception, memory, anticipation, imagination, and pictorial consciousness.
Perhaps this phrase is too simplistic to be appropriate in the context of graphical notations. Nevertheless, many writers on visual programming argue in just this way: graphical representations are better simply because they are graphical (e.g., [22]).
Therefore, an FBI examiner testified in court concerning notations on two seized documents.
Some investigators, most notably Alexander Marshack of Harvard University, have studied line engravings on bone and stone artifacts from Europe with a reflected-light stereoscopic microscope and conclude that some marks were notations, probably made by different people over time.
"Il y a eu certains developpements positifs sur le plan politique - peut-etre que nous sommes au bout des notations pour ces deux pays", a declare Paul Gamble, directeur du departement notation souveraine chez Fitch.