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n. pl. scho·li·ums or scho·li·a (-lē-ə)
1. An explanatory note or commentary, as on a Greek or Latin text.
2. A note amplifying a proof or course of reasoning, as in mathematics.
[New Latin, from Greek skholion, diminutive of skholē, lecture, school; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]
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