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.
Origin: L. Notatio a marking, observing, etymology, fr. Notare to mark, nota a mark: cf. F. Notation. See 5th Note.
(01 Mar 1998)
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