notation notation  /noʊ ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
  2. (n) a comment or instruction (usually added)
  3. (n) the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters



  1. Nick Baines, the Bishop of Croydon, says such notation makes little difference.
  2. If there were a city called Hedgefundville, you'd need scientific notation to calculate the differential.
  3. Binary notation uses only two digits.


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  1. "The idea of [a knowledge of staff notation] being completely absent from the most important exams of your childhood is disgraceful," Albarn told BBC Music magazine. "I used to write for small orchestras when I was 15. I sold my soul to the...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Damon Albarn Source:

  2. Geragos said he became aware of the tip about six weeks before the verdict and later discovered "a small notation in hundreds of pages of tip sheets" provided by prosecutors before the trial.
    on Mar 15, 2005 By: Mark Geragos Source: USA Today

  3. McCain wrote: "I respectfully request that each member of the commission advise me, in writing no later than close of business on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, whether you have already acted upon these applications in the course of the notation voting...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Media Matters for America

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