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Definitions of notation

  1. a comment ( usually added to a text); " his notes were appended at the end of the article"
  2. a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
  3. the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters
  4. 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"
  5. The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters.
  6. 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.
  7. Literal or etymological signification.
  8. 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.
  9. A noting or marking: the act or practice of recording by marks or symbols: a system of signs or symbols.
  10. Act of noting, system of characters.
  11. The process of noting or designating by figures, etc.
  12. Any system of signs, figures, etc., as arithmetical characters.
  13. The act or practice of recording anything by marks; a system of signs.
  14. 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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Quotes of notation

  1. I wrote music as soon as I knew notation – Harrison Birtwistle
  2. Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go. Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for. – Harold Budd
  3. The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation – Elias Canetti
  4. As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation – Franz Liszt
  5. To speak about notation as the only way that you can guarantee structure of course is already very suspect. – Evan Parker
  6. My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation – Niklaus Wirth

Usage examples for notation

  1. 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
  2. 2506. In introducing this system of notation you began with? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  3. 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
  4. Notation he has none; and the numeration is of the rudest kind. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Nevius pulled out the note- book and crossed off the notation – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  13. 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
  14. I know nothing in our human musical notation that will touch its depth. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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

Rhymes for notation