noun com·men·ta·tion \ˌkämən‧ˈtāshən, -ˌmen-\

Definition of commentation



  1. 1 obsolete :  a commentary especially on a text

  2. 2 archaic :  the act of commenting :  interpretation or expression of opinion

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of commentation

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, commentary, from Latin commentation-, commentatio meditation, treatise, from commentatus (past participle of commentari to meditate upon) + -ion-, -io -ion

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up commentation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!