footnote


1foot·note

noun \-ˌnōt\

: a note with added information that is placed below the text on a printed page

: someone or something that is remembered or regarded as a minor or unimportant part of an event, work, etc.

Full Definition of FOOTNOTE

1
:  a note of reference, explanation, or comment usually placed below the text on a printed page
2
a :  one that is a relatively subordinate or minor part (as of an event, work, or field) <a movement now regarded as a footnote to architectural history>
b :  commentary 3a

Examples of FOOTNOTE

  1. a movement now regarded as a footnote to history

First Known Use of FOOTNOTE

1607

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

2footnote

verb

Definition of FOOTNOTE

transitive verb
:  to furnish with a footnote :  annotate

First Known Use of FOOTNOTE

1864

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

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