notation

(redirected from notational)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to notational: notational system

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 periodicals archive ?
He explains the workings of the two different sets of notational conventions used in the three notated sources, and analyzes in detail the mechanisms--identical in all 16 cases--that allow dotted rhythms to be notated.
A member of the Notational Assembly, Ms Romina Khursheed Alam, said that the respective governments acknowledge that agriculture is back bone of the economy and the trend of rural to urban migration is also a matter of concern for them as at one hand, this migration impacts the agriculture production as rural population leaving agriculture farming and livestock raring start moving to cities at the cost of production of food, while they increase burden on the meager resources of cities.
The FIA has also been in contact with other agencies and departments including Notational Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Integrated Border Security System to trace the account holder.
While The Techniques of Guitar Playing is neither a systematic method nor a comprehensive history, it draws effectively on key pedagogical and historical documents in service of its evident purposes: to provide a comprehensive guide to the sounds of the contemporary guitar, to present the techniques guitarists might use in generating these sounds, and to supply the notational resources composers might employ in communicating how to perform these sounds.
The statement said the council which has to resort to suspension of those newspapers would like to renew its limitless support for the freedom of the press, so long as it is streamlined with notational professional responsibility.
Her solo CD, Essentially Invisible To The Eye, forms the basis of her solo show, illustrating a myriad of influences from Ireland, France and her own pen, punctuated with stories of people, places and wonderful observations from her 27 years on the notational road.
The "photographic," a notational device that can suggest vague familiarity even when enigma prevails, is one of the ways we locate ourselves in his work, he says.
Invitation to tender : The goal notational conventions at the shooting ranges Rhine sand and soil on the Ross Waffenplatz Chur be electrified during the adult GAA Inf 05 and partly complemented.
Besides With Your Own Two Hands, he also has authored 20 Lessons in Keyboard Choreography, Monsters and Angels: Surviving a Career in Music and Chopin: Interpreting His Notational Symbols.
Each excerpt is first addressed with a verbal commentary, which provides relevant historical context, beneficial music-theory insights, notational criteria, practical advice on how to practice and perform each excerpt, and suggested musical, expressive, and dramatic imagery associated with the passage.
A few other commenders are especially noteworthy: Nathaniell Gyles had similar interests to Ravenscroft in mensuration signs and proportions, while John Dowland shared an affinity for traditional notational practices.
Although Burdocks has a flexible structure, which is determined by a democratic process, Wolff employed a different compositional and notational method for each of the ten sections; most are difficult to play because they require intense focus and interpretive discipline.