# Definition of notation

### Definitions

noun

1. any series of signs or symbols used to represent quantities or elements in a specialized system, such as music or mathematics

2. the act or process of notating

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### Derived forms

notational (noˈtational) adjective

### Word origin of 'notation'

C16: from Latin notātiō a marking, from notāre to note Word forms: notations

### Definitions

variable noun

A system of notation is a set of written symbols that are used to represent something such as music or mathematics. ⇒ Musical notation was conceived for the C major scale and each line and space represents a note in this scale. ⇒ ...some other abstract notation system like a computer language.

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### Example sentences containing 'notation'

Every notation on the card can be made to make sense, and the whole can be made to hang together. THE COMPLETE STORIES VOLUME 2So help me, we even invented a new mathematical notation to handle the problem. THE COMPLETE STORIES VOLUME 2Brynn looked at Yolanda and made a notation next to the girl's name. ANGELS EVERYWHERE## Trends of 'notation'

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## Related Terms of 'notation'

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## Nearby words of 'notation'

- notary
- notary public
- notate
- notation
- notch
- notch effect
- notch up

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