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notation

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noun no·ta·tion \nō-ˈtā-shən\

Simple Definition of notation

  • : a system of marks, signs, figures, or characters that is used to represent information

Full Definition of notation

  1. 1 :  annotation, note

  2. 2 a :  the act, process, method, or an instance of representing by a system or set of marks, signs, figures, or characters b :  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

no·ta·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of notation

  1. a mathematical notation for computer programming

  2. <he had scribbled his notation so quickly I couldn't read it>



Origin of notation

Latin notation-, notatio, from notare to note


First Known Use: 1584



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