Notation definition

nō-tāshən
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A brief note jotted down, as to remind one of something, explain something, etc.
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The definition of a notation is a system of using symbols or signs as a form of communication, or a short written note.

An example of a notation is a chemist using AuBr for gold bromide.

An example of a notation is a short list of things to do.

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A system of figures or symbols used in a specialized field to represent numbers, quantities, tones, or values.

Musical notation.

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How a system of numbers, phrases, words or quantities is written or expressed. Positional notation is the location and value of digits in a numbering system, such as the decimal or binary system.
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A brief note; an annotation.

Marginal notations.

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The act or process of using such a system.
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The act of noting something in writing.
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The use of a system of signs or symbols to represent words, phrases, numbers, quantities, etc.
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Any such system, as in mathematics, chemistry, music, etc.
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The use of signs or symbols to represent numbers, words, phrases, or even complete concepts in fields such as language, mathematics, chemistry, and music. See also binary notation and hexadecimal notation.
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(uncountable) The act, process, method, or an instance of representing by a system or set of marks, signs, figures, or characters.
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(uncountable) A system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in an art or science or in mathematics or logic to express technical facts or quantities.
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(countable) A specific note or piece of information written in such a notation.

She made a notation in the margin of the book.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
notation
Plural:
notations

Origin of notation

  • Latin notātiō notātiōn- from notātus past participle of notāre to note from nota note note

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition