NOTA'TION, n. [L. to mark.] 1. The act or practice of recording any thing by marks, figures or characters; particularly in arithmetic and algebra, the expressing of numbers and quantities by figures, signs or characters appropriate for the purpose. 2. Meaning; signification. Conscience, according to the very notation of the word, imports a double knowledge. [Unusual.]

n 1: a technical system of symbols used to represent special things [syn: notation, notational system] 2: 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" [syn: note, annotation, notation] 3: the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters

nounEtymology: Latin notation-, notatio, from notare to note Date: 1584 1.annotation, note2.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 • notationaladjective

n. 1 a the representation of numbers, quantities, pitch and duration etc. of musical notes, etc. by symbols. b any set of such symbols. 2 a set of symbols used to represent chess moves, dance steps, etc. 3 US a a note or annotation. b a record. 4 = scale of notation (see SCALE(3)). Derivatives: notational adj. Etymology: F notation or L notatio (as NOTE)

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.

(notations) 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.N-VAR: usu supp N