# notation

[noh-tey-shuh n]

### noun

a system of graphic symbols for a specialized use, other than ordinary writing: musical notation.

the process or method of noting or setting down by means of a special system of signs or symbols.

the act of noting, marking, or setting down in writing.

a note, jotting, or record; annotation: notations in the margin.

## Origin of notation

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## Related Words for notation

documentation, code, script, memo, memorandum, system, chit, note, record, representation, symbols, jotting, characters, noting## Examples from the Web for notation

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### Historical Examples of notation

A tiny spot almost on their course, with Mado's minute notation.

Make a notation, with chalk, of the gravity of each cell each morning.

The Automobile Storage BatteryO. A. Witte

Notae was more often used, and it finally gave the name to notation.

The Hindu-Arabic NumeralsDavid Eugene Smith

Scholar Phelps waited patiently until I'd made the notation.

Highways in HidingGeorge Oliver Smith

You'll find every notation in the log accurate to the yard or the second.

Blow The Man DownHolman Day

## notation

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## Word Origin for notation

C16: from Latin notātiō a marking, from notāre to note

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