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Definition of notation
1 : annotation, note
2a : the act, process, method, or an instance of representing by a system or set of marks, signs, figures, or charactersb : 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
Examples of notation in a Sentence
a mathematical notation for computer programming
he had scribbled his notation so quickly I couldn't read it
Recent Examples of notation from the Web

Now, when a student misreads a rhythm in music notation, McCleary pauses, pointing at the notes with his baton and letting her take her time to read it again, this time more slowly.

Doug is a specialist in Stepanov notation, which these ballets are written in.

Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation…

Doug discovered a notation for choreography for eight women that fit the cavalier music perfectly and costume sketches for eight Sugar Plum Fairy attendants.

Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation.

For example, the Victoria Regional History Center has an African American Cemeteries Database Project, which includes columns for relationships and other notations.

Nikolai Sergeyev, an émigré ballet master, took out the notations for stagings in the West.

Paving would be an abstract keyboard pattern and landscaping in some spots would be shaped to recall musical notation.
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Origin and Etymology of notation
Latin notation, notatio, from notare to note
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