notation
noun Etymology: Latin notation-, notatio, from notare to note Date: 1584 1. annotation, note 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 adjective

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  • notation — [ nɔtasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1531 « décision »; lat. notatio 1 ♦ (1750) Action, manière de noter, de représenter par des symboles; système de symboles. Notation des nombres, notation numérique; notation par lettres. Notation littérale, algébrique, créée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Notation — ist die Benennung von Gegenständen durch das Festhalten (qualitative und quantitative Repräsentation) von Dingen und Bewegungsverläufen in schriftlicher Form mit vereinbarten symbolischen Zeichen. Das Fehlen einer Notation macht es bisweilen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Notation — No*ta tion, n. [L. notatio a marking, observing, etymology, fr. notare to mark, nota a mark: cf. F. notation. See 5th {Note}.] 1. The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters. [1913 Webster] 2. Any particular system… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notation — (n.) 1560s, explanation of a term, from M.Fr. notation and directly from L. notationem (nom. notatio) a marking, notation, designation; etymology; shorthand; explanation, noun of action from pp. stem of notare to note (see NOTE (Cf. note) (v.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • notation — I noun annotation, chronicle, comment, commentary, entry, footnote, inscription, marginalia, memorandum, minute, note, record, register II index comment, marginalia, memorandum, reminder, symbol …   Law dictionary

  • notation — [n] written remarks characters, chit, code, documentation, figures, jotting, memo, memorandum, note, noting, record, representation, script, signs, symbols, system; concepts 268,284 …   New thesaurus

  • notation — ► NOUN 1) a system of written symbols used to represent numbers, amounts, or elements in a field such as music or mathematics. 2) a note or annotation. DERIVATIVES notate verb notational adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • notation — [nō tā′shən] n. [L notatio < notare, to NOTE] 1. the use of a system of signs or symbols to represent words, phrases, numbers, quantities, etc. 2. any such system of signs or symbols, as in mathematics, chemistry, music, etc. 3. a brief note… …   English World dictionary

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  • notation — (no ta sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Action de noter, de représenter à l aide de signes. •   Dans la notation ordinaire [de l arithmétique], la valeur des places de droite à gauche...., BUFF. Ess. arith. mor. Oeuvr. t. x, p. 163.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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