plural -s
obsolete : a commentary especially on a text
archaic : the act of commenting : interpretation or expression of opinion

Word History


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

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“Commentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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