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Definition of Notation

Notation

  1. The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters.
  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.
  3. Literal or etymological signification.

Notation Quotations

The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
Elias Canetti

As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation.
Franz Liszt

All my paintings are usually done in drawing form, very small. I make notations in drawings first, and then I make a collage for color. But drawing is always my notation.
Ellsworth Kelly

Imagine someone so infatuated by a band that they have every different pressing of every album the band made. Most of the time, the only difference in the album is the matrix number or a different 'made in' notation on the back cover or label. This is enough to make some people extremely excited. Actually, much more than excited.
Henry Rollins

My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation.
Niklaus Wirth
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Notation Translations

notation in German is Bezeichnung, Darstellungsart, Schreibweise
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