Definitions for commentaryˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i
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a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
"he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
A series of comments or annotations; especially, a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of some other work.
This letter . . . was published by him with a severe commentary. -Henry Hallam.
A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.
An oral description of an event, especially broadcast by television or radio, as it occurs.
Origin: commentarius, commentarium, confer commentaire. See comment.
a series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work
a brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War
Commentary is a monthly American magazine on politics, Judaism, social and cultural issues. It was founded by the American Jewish Committee in 1945. Besides its strong coverage of cultural issues, it provided a strong voice for the anti-Stalinist left. By 1960 its editor was Norman Podhoretz, originally a mainstream liberal Democrat. He and his magazine moved to the right in the 1970s and 1980s. It became a leading voice of neoconservatism by 1976. Benjamin Balint says it was the "Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left Into the Neoconservative Right" Historian Richard Pells says that "no other journal of the past half century has been so consistently influential, or so central to the major debates that have transformed the political and intellectual life of the United States."
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Translations for commentary
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- коментар, репортажBulgarian
- comentariCatalan, Valencian
- σχόλια, σχολιασμόςGreek
- azalpen, zeresan, iruzkinBasque
- iomradhScottish Gaelic
- דווח, פרושHebrew
- ravekirin, şirove, ravek, ron, şerh, komentar, tefsîr, îzahKurdish
- commentarium, comentariumLatin
- аннотация, репортаж, комментарийRussian
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