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ˈkɒm ənˌtɛr icom·men·tary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comment, commentary(noun)

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Commentary(n.)

    A single essay, written or spoken, discussing or explaining a topic, especially regarding a recent event; as, the election report was followed by several commentaries from political analysts.

    Etymology: [L. commentarius, commentarium, note book, commentary: cf. F. commentaire. See Comment, v. i.]

  2. Commentary(n.)

    Something considered as exemplifying or ilustrating a point or opinion; as, the California recall vote is a sad commentary on the frivolous approach of people to politics.

    Etymology: [L. commentarius, commentarium, note book, commentary: cf. F. commentaire. See Comment, v. i.]

Wiktionary

  1. commentary(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: commentarius, commentarium, confer commentaire. See comment.

  2. commentary(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: commentarius, commentarium, confer commentaire. See comment.

  3. commentary(Noun)

    An oral description of an event, especially broadcast by television or radio, as it occurs.

    Etymology: commentarius, commentarium, confer commentaire. See comment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commentary(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. commentarius, commentarium, note book, commentary: cf. F. commentaire. See Comment, v. i.]

  2. Commentary(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. commentarius, commentarium, note book, commentary: cf. F. commentaire. See Comment, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Commentary

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commentary' in Nouns Frequency: #2962

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commentary in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of commentary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of commentary in a Sentence

  1. Alex Garland:

    There’s a commentary and in the commentary a desire to be part of a broader conversation that we ought to be having and are having, which is, you could roughly say is about surveillance, a sense that we’re giving up a lot of ourselves to things that we don’t understand, those things understand a lot about us but we don’t understand much about them.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information, including by controlling access to it. Today, in fulfilling that responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, mr. Brennan's lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation's most closely held secrets.

  3. Professor Bruce Ackerman:

    It’s a sad commentary on the present state of public opinion.

  4. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

  5. Green Book:

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