Origin of notation
Examples from the Web for notation
The tightly patterned organization of the notation is a “very strange find” and appears too careful to be a document draft.
The notation for the lute, for instance, was invented about 1460 to 1500.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
Likewise the notation of a Chorale with a figured bass should not be omitted.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
The use of these and other similar figures and signs is called figured bass (or thorough bass) notation.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
Well, you mark the paper approved or you just accept it, accept the file with a notation "return for closing."Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Scholar Phelps waited patiently until I'd made the notation.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for notation
- the act of noting down
- a note or record
Word Origin for notation
Word Origin and History for notation
1560s, "explanation of a term," from Middle French notation and directly from Latin notationem (nominative notatio) "a marking, notation, designation; etymology; shorthand; explanation," noun of action from past participle stem of notare "to note" (see note (v.)). Meaning "note, annotation" is from 1580s. Meaning "system of representing numbers or quantities by signs or symbols" is attested from 1706. Related: Notational.