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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  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.  Literal  or  etymological  signification.  [Obs.] 
  ``Conscience''  is  a  Latin  word  and  according  to 
  the  very  notation  of  it  imports  a  double  or  joint 
  knowledge.  --South. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  technical  system  of  symbols  used  to  represent  special 
  things  [syn:  {notational  system}] 
  2:  a  comment  (usually  added  to  a  text);  "his  notes  were 
  appended  at  the  end  of  the  article"  [syn:  {note},  {annotation}] 

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