notation

Part of speech: noun

The process of noting or designating by figures, etc.

Part of speech: noun

Any system of signs, figures, etc., as arithmetical characters.

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Usage examples "notation":

  1. No ditty floated into Blackmoor Vale from the outer world but Tess's mother caught up its notation in a week. - "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman", Thomas Hardy.
  2. One feels this sentiment in his work, where the sharp notation of truth is painful, where the realism is opposed by colouring of a sober distinction, where nothing, not even the portrait of a drab, could be vulgar. - "The French Impressionists (1860-1900)", Camille Mauclair.
  3. The day of its usefulness has not passed with the invention of abridged notation and of short methods in analysis. - "An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry", Lehmer, Derrick Norman.