- 1A verbal or written remark expressing an opinion or reaction: you asked for comments on the new proposals [mass noun]: the plans were sent to the council for commentMore example sentences
- However, your knee-jerk reaction to my comments on your blog leaves little to be desired.
- Frank's come back with further comments on my earlier remarks.
- Any comments on this opinion will be gratefully received.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Discussion, especially of a critical nature, of an issue or event: the exhibition has aroused commentMore example sentences
discussion, debate, mention, consideration, interest
- Laing noted that a number of challenges had been identified and highlighted several issues for discussion and public comment.
- Although all turns out fine in the end, the ending is not typical and it even finds time for self-reflective comment on the fickle nature of the movie industry.
- The ALRC is seeking public comment on the issues raised in the discussion paper.
- 1.2An indirect expression of the views of the writer of a play, book, film, etc.: she denies that the film is a comment on the perils of celebrityMore example sentences
- Laurel Canyon is trying to make a social comment but as the film fails to be really engaging it is lost underneath all the soap opera.
- Theron denies the film is a comment on the perils of celebrity, or that such behaviour is inevitable if you are in the public eye.
- The film is a comment on love, friendship and the struggle to create an individual sense of family.
- 1.3An explanatory note in a book or other written text: additional notes and commentsMore example sentences
- They pleasantly surprise the reader by additional introductory notes, comments, and excurses.
- The album notes will include comments from Steve Goodman on prison injustice, plus internet sites to check out on the unfair prison system.
- See, for example, the comments set out as notes under the entries for Thoosuchus and Yarengia.
- 1.5 Computing A piece of text placed within a program to help other users to understand it, which the computer ignores when running the program.More example sentences
- Program comments that provide some clues as to which user is notified when the job completes.
- The newer utility, xconv, understands comments and the use of tcpd better than itox does.
- They are simply comments, and my Netscape program re-adds them if they are missing.
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- 1Express an opinion or reaction in speech or writing: [with clause]: teachers commented that children of all abilities would benefit [no object]: the company would not comment on the venture [with direct speech]: ‘She’s an independent soul,’ he commentedMore example sentences
remark on, speak about, talk about, write about, discuss, mention, give a mention to, make mention of, make remarks about, make a comment on, express an opinion on, say something about, touch on, allude toremark, observe, reflect, say, state, declare, announce, pronounce, assert, interpose, interject; come out with• rare opine
- I want to thank all of the people who read and comment on my writing.
- A number of head teachers refused to comment on the changes.
- I would like to thank Coleman for giving this article credence by taking the time to review and comment on this article.
- 1.1 [with object] Computing Place a piece of explanatory text within (a program) to assist other users: the only way to solve the problem is to code for the hardware directly—just make sure that it’s clearly commentedMore example sentences
- I would like to thank Dr. Martin for the patience and time she put into reading and commenting my text.
- Microsoft has said it'll add more XML commenting features to Visual Studio 2005.
- Playable levels are encouraged, but commented walkthroughs are acceptable.
- 1.2 [with object] Computing Turn (part of a program) into a comment so that the computer ignores it when running the program: you could try commenting out that lineMore example sentences
- The reference had been commented out, making it invisible to the casual web surfer.
- The first line seems innocent enough, but it's important that you comment it out.
- Then you need to comment it out by appending the string dnl to the beginning of the line.
- Used in refusing to answer a question, especially in a sensitive situation: I spent the day saying ‘No comment’ to every reporterMore example sentences
- As for her golf handicap, she declines to reveal what hers is, saying only, "No comment" when the question is asked.
- I've read ahead to see the questions at the end and I've put no comment for each.
- I have been waiting a long time in politics to say this - no comment.
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- One site's author and commenters are so hateful towards me there's just no point in trying to defend myself.
- It's manifestly a critically important proviso, as some other commenters recognised.
- This entry was removed at the request of the original author and I dearly apologise for the abuse my commenters left for them.
late Middle English (in the senses 'expository treatise' and 'explanatory note'): from Latin commentum 'contrivance' (in late Latin also 'interpretation'), neuter past participle of comminisci 'devise'.