no·​tate | \ ˈnō-ˌtāt How to pronounce notate (audio) \
notated; notating

Definition of notate

transitive verb

: to put into notation

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One of David’s songs was notated on the back of my dress. Joelle Goldstein,, "Katharine McPhee Shows Off a Whimsical 360 View of Her Custom Zac Posen Wedding Ball Gown," 4 July 2019 Average math and reading scores are notated as compared to the district average. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Children at Risk ranks Katy, Fort Bend ISD high schools," 1 July 2019 The Athenian Treasury, also discovered in 1893, featured a truly noteworthy find: stone blocks inscribed with the words and notated music of the Hymn to Apollo. National Geographic, "Once sacred, the Oracle at Delphi was lost for a millennium. See how it was found.," 12 Mar. 2019 Things were different in 1971 when Hans Haacke made two elaborate photo-and-text grids that notated the holdings and shell companies of two Manhattan real-estate developers. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy’ Review: Paranoid Imaginings," 24 Sep. 2018 The shade distribution offers 20 options within five shade families — light, medium, tan, dark, and deep — with options for golden (G), pink (P), and neutral (N) undertones, and depth of shade notated by a number from one to seven. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Pür’s Love Your Selfie Foundation-Concealer Hybrid Comes in 100 Shades," 15 Apr. 2019 Narloch will perform the 1981 masterpiece Triadic Memories, a meditative excursion that’s meticulously notated but centered on the way its chords and note patterns hang in the air and decay. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Two Chicago pianists perform a pair of rarely heard masterpieces by Morton Feldman," 12 July 2018 There is a precision and care taken by this uncredited map maker to exactly notate where the invasion was happening while also putting it in context with England and the rest of France. Todd Stewart,, "74th anniversary of D-Day: How the Orlando Morning Sentinel covered it," 5 June 2018 Even more beguiling is Harris’s use of enharmonic tones — exploiting how the same pitch can be notated as, say, G-flat or F-sharp, with different harmonic implications for each., "Cantata Singers perform a heavenly masterpiece," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of notate

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for notate

back-formation from notation

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