• WordNet 3.6
    • v footnote add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments "The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"
    • n footnote a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Footnote A note of reference or comment at the foot{4} of a page.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n footnote In printing, a note at the bottom of a page as an appendage to something in the text, usually explaining a passage in the text, or specifying authority for a statement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Footnote a note of reference at the foot of a page
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  • Nicholson Baker
    Nicholson Baker
    “Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow testicular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library.”
  • George Santayana
    “All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.”
  • William James
    “Footnotes -- little dogs yapping at the heels of the text”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fót, pl. fét; Ger. fuss, L. pes, pedis, Gr. pous, podos, Sans. pād.


In literature:

Mr. Logan writes to the papers for an explanation which is given in a footnote.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Footnote 1: The words in ver.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Footnotes have been placed directly below their relevant paragraphs.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
In addition, in footnote 30 to page 41 he points out that Kniffen had set apart a portion of the area under the name of Yobotui.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
I have still to add a few remarks on the subject touched on in the footnote at page 31.
"On Germinal Selection as a Source of Definite Variation" by August Weismann
See above, p. 367, footnote.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
Shouldn't they at least have been given a footnote?
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
In the footnote 336-A (page 336) lib.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Also, there are no footnotes on the page to match the numbers.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
The notations CO1-3, CO5-1318, etc., in the footnotes all refer to the Public Record Office.
"Give Me Liberty" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
But in the footnotes to this book those relating to private business are referred to as S.O.P.B.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)" by A. Lawrence Lowell
What, then, is the proper view to take of this footnote to the world's history, this Marathon of an unimaginative race?
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
The abbreviations are: ftn., "footnote"; f., "and next page"; ff., "and following pages.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
I may be able to furnish you with material for a footnote or two.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
I shall accordingly limit myself to a few points and support my conclusions principally by footnote references.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
I had to make my own footnotes, my own queries.
"The Secret Battle" by A. P. Herbert
Where the indebtedness consists merely of one or two references, such indebtedness is acknowledged in a footnote.
"Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats" by Barnette Miller
And Mrs. Bunting supplied footnotes to make it all clear to the Sea Lady.
"The Sea Lady" by Herbert George Wells
I might make a footnote calling attention to his deadly work with his short irons.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
As a general practice, give the references in parenthesis or in footnotes, not in the body of the sentence.
"The Elements of Style" by William Strunk

In poetry:

a chairman's not a chairman, son, forever,
and hurts with his appointments; ha, but circle—
take my word for it—
though maybe Frost is dying—around Mary;
forget your footnotes on the old gentleman;
dance around Mary.
"Dream Song 35: MLA" by John Berryman

In news:

Gary Johnson's third-party presidential bid: A real factor or just a footnote .
Justin Tucker's kick a footnote to Ravens' win.
Most footnotes don't get a passing glance, but this one proves worthy of careful study.
' Footnote ' review: Being passionate about Talmud.
' Footnote ,' 'Jiro' packing 'em in.
' Footnote ' and 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' bowed to better than 20,000 viewers per screen last week.
" Footnotes "'s subject matter sounds dry, unlikely, even obscure.
' Footnote ' mines scholarly intrigue ???
Drama " Footnote " was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's.
The Israeli drama " Footnote " was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars.
Without China Mobile, Apple's a Footnote Against Samsung.
Footnote ' could make this Israel's year to win.
Legal footnotes — the subject of particularly contentious debate — are "a mother lode, a vein of purest gold," one judge gushed, while another legal writer called them "lead feet below the line.
" Footnotes are "a rhapsodic grace note" in a master's hands, a journalist wrote.

In science:

As the variant of the example considered in Footnote shows though, neither de(cid:12)nition can completely claim to represent the intuition that if U is independent of V , then learning U gives no information about V .
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
We are also able to perform the same analysis on the other incoming and the outgoing vacua, |esI i and hes|, in the NS sector defined in the footnote 1.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
This is tantamount to Λm∞ = m∞Λ⊤ , where Λ denotes the shift matrix; see footnote 11 .
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
The relation (38) is a particular case of the formula (42). 13We note that in order to express the octonionic structure as constraints on the 528 real Abelian tensorial charges describing the generalized supersymmetry of standard M-theory we use the definition of octonionicvalued anticommutator from footnote 6.
Generalized Space-time Supersymmetries, Division Algebras and Octonionic M-theory
It should be pointed out that the octonionic M-algebra (33), whose superalgebraic structure for real generators we computed with the prescription in footnote 6, is a Lie superalgebra. ii) The octonionic conformal M-algebra.
Generalized Space-time Supersymmetries, Division Algebras and Octonionic M-theory
But this is not a generic case. A more (apparently) non-generic example could be obtained making the canonical transformation of the model above. 10When the phase space has infinite dimensions, it is better to use the notion of dimension instead of that of measure, as explained in footnote 3.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
We are very grateful to the criticisms of Pierre Coulet, who inspired us to write Section II, and to Gloria Dubner and Elsa Giacani for the footnote 13.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
The computations are performed using the technique of the gauge field theory at small coupling constants – i.e. by perturbation theory, and the results of such computations are nicely consistent with experiment (see footnote 1 5 ).
String Theory or Field Theory?
However, whether we consider the field to be R and the generators to be complex, or the opposite, also depends on our definition of basis; cf. one of the footnotes in subsection 2.5).
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
As before, we use the convention of regarding the Ti ’s as the generators, without the factor of i (recall that the algebra consists of elements of the form Pa taXa = i Pa taTa ; cf. the footnote in conjuction with eq. (2.25)).
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
The one given here makes the useful mapping on the balls-in-boxes model more evident (cf. footnote in ref.
On the Geometry of Random Networks
If the 3-face is leaf or diagonal one then some of vα , v ′ α involved in (14) may turn out to be the algebraic sums of those vσ2 |σ4 which are taken as independent field variables, as mentioned in the footnote after equation (6).
On the length expectation values in quantum Regge calculus
As mentioned in footnote 29, a formulation of the RDA in terms of distinguishing two senses of rotation (and thereby keeping the usual accompaniments) has been urged before, by Zimmerman (1998, p. 268-9).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
These even-dimensional spacetimes support two inequivalent charge-conjugation matrices CS , CA (see the footnote at the beginning of Section 5).
Hermitian versus holomorphic complex and quaternionic generalized supersymmetries of the M-theory. A classification
Note that ZS equation was originally derived in for a much narrower class of systems, see footnote 2, whereas the result above indicates that it is also valid in the most general case of 3-wave systems.
Probability densities and preservation of randomness in wave turbulence