take note

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Verb1.take note - observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction"
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According to the Doily Times Herald in Carroll, Iowa, a judge has barred a Times Herald reporter from taking notes at a vehicular homicide trial, District Judge James Richardson said a reporter's scrawls could "influence the jury in that they might think something is important if they see me writing," reporter Jared Raney said, Raney said Judge Richardson told him to file an expanded media request, which is commonly required to use cameras, camcorders and other electronic devices in Iowa courtrooms, if Raney wanted to take notes on paper, Such requests often take more than a week to gain approval.
Take notes from important events, including meeting minutes.