1A series or system of written symbols used to represent numbers, amounts, or elements in something such as music or mathematics: algebraic notation
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- To think in these terms - clearly derived from popular music practice - is to question an almost universal precept of music education systems, that students need to learn to read and write in music notation.
- Consequently, a simple point-and-click music notation system was the first thing I looked for.
- Markings on bone plaques clearly represent systems of notation, perhaps even lunar calendars.
2A note or annotation: he noticed the notations in the margin
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- Note that the notation refers only to the initial placement of the ions/waters in the minor groove, but that all water and ions were free to move during the simulations.
- In addition, marginal notations of dates indicate the initial entry of books in the Register which were subsequently reregistered by another party, likely as the result of a sale or trade between stationers.
- Marginal notations add to this volume's value by helping readers see the interpretive choices, hermeneutical assumptions, and contextual influences at play in each essay.
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- Stephen had been using a mathematical device in which time is replaced, as a notational convenience, by something called imaginary time.
- The book is rendered almost autobiographical by the unpolished, notational style of much of the work, and its patchwork nature makes it a book that one can easily dip in and out of.
- Other assumptions, such as uniform mutation rates and (for the finite-sites case) the assumption of the same mutation model at each locus, are purely for notational simplicity.
Late 16th century: from Latin notatio(n-), from the verb notare, from nota 'mark'.
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