What does the word jotting mean?

Usage examples for jotting

  1. He made me repeat it all over, jotting memoranda this second time; and when my story was done, he sat frowning at his notes, with a cigar between his teeth. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  2. And yet, beneath all this critical consciousness, beneath even the artistic consciousness that could not resist jotting down a face or a scene in my sketch- book, something curious was happening in the depths of my being. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  3. I used to get into the habit of jotting down the things he had said, and I improved by practice. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson