notation

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noun no·ta·tion \ nō-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of notation

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

notational

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Examples of notation in a Sentence

  1. a mathematical notation for computer programming

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

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Origin and Etymology of notation

Latin notation-, notatio, from notare to note

notation Synonyms


NOTATION Defined for English Language Learners

notation

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noun

Definition of notation for English Language Learners

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


NOTATION Defined for Kids

notation

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noun no·ta·tion \ nō-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of notation for Students

1 :the act of noting
2 :2note 5
  • He made notations on a paper.
3 :a system of signs, marks, or figures used to give a certain kind of information
  • musical notation
  • scientific notation


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