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Definitions of notation

a comment ( usually added to a text); " his notes were appended at the end of the article"

a technical system of symbols used to represent special things

the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters

a comment or instruction ( usually added); " his notes were appended at the end of the article"; " he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters.

Any particular system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in art or science, to express briefly technical facts, quantities, etc. Esp., the system of figures, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and algebra to express number, quantity, or operations.

Literal or etymological signification.

The act or practice of recording by marks or symbols; a system of signs or symbols used in place of language, for brevity or clearness; especially, the system of numbers, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and algebra, and in writing music.

A noting or marking: the act or practice of recording by marks or symbols: a system of signs or symbols.

Act of noting, system of characters.

The process of noting or designating by figures, etc.

Any system of signs, figures, etc., as arithmetical characters.

The act or practice of recording anything by marks; a system of signs.

The act or practice of recording anything by marks or figures; the expression of any number or quantity by its appropriate figures; the art of representing musical sounds by notes or signs.
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Usage examples for notation

I have no personal acquaintance with the Western meadow lark, but no less than twenty six of his songs have been printed in musical notation and these are said to be by no means all. – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey

2506. In introducing this system of notation you began with? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie

A horse, or bullock, of eighty dollars' value, would require a notation of six figures, to wit, 115, 200, and the public debt, suppose of eighty millions, would require twelve figures, to wit, 115, 200, 000, 000 units. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson

Notation he has none; and the numeration is of the rudest kind. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham

These are the men whom you are to teach foreign languages, mathematics, and the notation of music. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell

They are as follows: 1 2 3 4, 1 2 4 3, 1 3 2 4, 1 3 4 2, 1 4 3 2, 2 1 4 3, 2 4 1 3. Taking the last example, this notation means that we place a lion in the second square of first row, fourth square of second row, first square of third row, and third square of fourth row. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney

The scheme of musical notation with which he came to try his fortune in Paris in 1741, his published vindication of it, and his musical compositions afterwards all fall under this term. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley

At present the initial security of the Government which controls the Consolidated Fund in other words, the initial security of the United Kingdom taxpayers is the Irish rates; for the grants in aid of Irish local taxation still form a guarantee fund chargeable with the unpaid annuities of defaulting tenants, though they have escaped the liability for losses on the notation of stock at a discount. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers

Nevius pulled out the note book and crossed off the notation – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston

It contains a collection of extracts in prose and verse, suitable for reading aloud, transcribed into a simple phonetic notation – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley

But a notation similar to that of which we have spoken can be discovered, and its exact signification should now be determined. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer

One feels this sentiment in his work, where the sharp notation of truth is painful, where the realism is opposed by colouring of a sober distinction, where nothing, not even the portrait of a drab, could be vulgar. – The French Impressionists (18601900) by Camille Mauclair

When I got to London I gave the notation as it had been played on the organ, to the friend who has just gone out, and she spoke it to me, giving my words a new quality by the beauty of her voice. – Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats

I know nothing in our human musical notation that will touch its depth. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard

He got the two messages and Suddenly he bent forward and examined a notation in a strange hand: Missent Houston. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper

De Lenz in a note quotes Meyerbeer as saying Meyerbeer, who quarrelled with Chopin about the rhythm of a mazurka Can one reduce women to notation – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker

Doubtless the vanity of the craftsman demands satisfaction; but chiefly the child wishes to assure itself that some impartial judge can interpret its notation – Since Cézanne by Clive Bell

He ought to record the observation immediately, in a precise system of notation he ought to give a precise indication of his method. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos