What does notation mean?

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noʊˈteɪ ʃənno·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. notation, notational system(noun)

    a technical system of symbols used to represent special things

  2. note, annotation, notation(noun)

    a comment or instruction (usually added)

    "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

  3. notation(noun)

    the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters


  1. notation(Noun)

    The act, process, method, or an instance of representing by a system or set of marks, signs, figures, or characters.

  2. notation(Noun)

    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.

  3. notation(Noun)

    A specific note or piece of information written in such a notation.

    She made a notation in the margin of the book.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notation(noun)

    the act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters

  2. Notation(noun)

    any particular system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in art or science, to express briefly technical facts, quantities, etc. Esp., the system of figures, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and algebra to express number, quantity, or operations

  3. Notation(noun)

    literal or etymological signification

  4. Origin: [L. notatio a marking, observing, etymology, fr. notare to mark, nota a mark: cf. F. notation. See 5th Note.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notation

    nō-tā′shun, n. the act or practice of recording by marks or symbols: a system of signs or symbols.—adj. Nō′tate (bot.), marked with coloured spots or lines.—Chemical notation (see Chemistry). [L.,—notāre, -ātum, to mark.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of notation in a Sentence

  1. Ronald Graham, "Rudiments of Ramsey Theory":

    We will occasionally use this arrow notation unless there is danger of no confusion.

  2. Bob Slaughter:

    Old sheet music back in the 1930s and 1940s used to have a notation printed across the top, it would say ‘vamp til ready.’.

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