• WordNet 3.6
    • v notate put into notation, as of music or choreography; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized" "Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Irving Berlin has never learned to read music or to write it. He hums or sings his songs to a secretary, who takes them down in musical notation.
    • a Notate (Bot) Marked with spots or lines, which are often colored.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • notate In zoology and botany, marked with spots or lines; variegated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Notate (bot.) marked with coloured spots or lines
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  • Elias Canetti
    “The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. notatus, marked, p. p. of notare, to mark. See 5th Note
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—notāre, -ātum, to mark.


In literature:

He consults him about the various letters upon which he needs his advice and makes notations in shorthand on them.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans are said to have made use of a system of finger notation.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
If a notation in rods be preferred, the span should be a rod, or half rod long.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
It was perfectly normal, but it was easy for Kent to persuade a notation on the chart a degree above.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
The notation used requires the following definitions.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
Make a notation, with chalk, of the gravity of each cell each morning.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Mary Faithful picked up her notations.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
He's made some notations in the ancient language of Mars.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Besides Lord Kelburne and his counsellor, there were divers gentlemen seated at the table, and two clerks to make notations.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
His chief advance on Bombelli was in his notation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
Yet it is a delicate prose; the haunted twilight of the soul has found its notations in his work.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
We may wisely therefore give our children at first an arbitrary rule for notation.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
Notation he has none; and the numeration is of the rudest kind.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Allison read it and scribbled a notation on it, handing it back to the orderly.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
It was, Fred guessed, a notation to call his mother and warn her to keep quiet.
"Ye of Little Faith" by Roger Phillips Graham
We read an old account or notation of Felix Gilbert who kept a shop near the town of Harrisonburg.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
She caught it up, rereading the notations which she had made the previous day.
"Penny Nichols and the Black Imp" by Joan Clark
She was about to toss the book carelessly aside, when a notation on one of the pages caught her eye.
"Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery" by Joan Clark
The limitation of these early methods is that the notation merely records and does not aid computation.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
A similar notation is followed in the synopsis of the genera of an order.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray

In poetry:

Vous estes ma morte et ma vye,
I preye you for your curteisie
Cestes maundes jeo vous pry
In youre herte stedefastly Notate.
"Lines from Love Letters" by Anonymous British

In news:

So Gil Scott-Heron asserted in 1970, and so it was not—at least not on American TV.
Donations may be sent to Vickey Lane, 516 Malone Road, Cadiz, KY 42211 with a notation for the Veterans Memorial at Long Creek Cemetery.
DNV has developed a class notation for seismic vessels in consultation with key industry players, WesternGeco, PGS and Fugro-Geoteam.
RINA updates GREEN PLUS notation to cover transhipment terminals.
International classification society RINA has updated its industry-leading GREEN PLUS notation to include new potential sources of pollution involving seagoing ships and ships operating at fixed locations.
Although there are other competitors, the notation software market, for the most part, is dominated by its two 800-pound gorillas: Avid Sibelius and MakeMusic Finale.
A notation on the US Patent Office Web site indicates that the Eolas patent on Web browsers is under reconsideration.
The above check has the notation "Mike Miller" in the subject line.
A quick notation of the food & sugar content can be a great tool to see how quickly and frequently you are consuming sugar.
So field notations in all their variety interest me – the journals of explorers, the notebooks of artists, and the diaries of scientists.
Professional wine tasters make notations about different wines during the Top Taster Blind Wine Tasting Competition, a Flavor .
A notation regarding the total time needed to complete the individual lessons .
Molecular Notation of Compounds vs Compositions.
Award-winning music notation software developer Notion Music has announced the release of Notion 4.0 notation software.
What was hot—and what was not—at the 2009 National Championship Air Races.

In science:

Our notations in Remark (2.1) are slightly different from the notations used in .
On the universality of the probability distribution of the product $B^{-1}X$ of random matrices
We use Pr(·) to notate probability and E(·) to notate expectation.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
Notation We introduce the notation which will be used in the present paper.
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I
We remark that Ψj k (n) (our notation) is equivalent to Pk ,j (n) (their notation) (j = L, R).
Limit theorems and absorption problems for one-dimensional correlated random walks
Rather than introduce two separate notations for the two orderings, we use the same notation for both, and indicate nearby which ordering is meant.
Two recursive decompositions of Brownian bridge
Graph notation for skew symmetric matrices is sometimes more convenient than the matrix notation.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
Notations: We fix some notations for this section.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
We use the h±p notation here, despite the similarity to the hg l/mod notation earlier, to be consistent with [5, 7].
Vertex and edge expansion properties for rapid mixing
We shall use the notation f = O(g ) if the ratio f /g is bounded from above and below by some positive constants, and the notation f = o(g ) if the ratio f /g goes to zero.
Statistics of Extreme Spacings in Determinantal Random Point Processes
Notation and Statement of Results For general combinatorial notation, we follow .
Induced characters of the projective general linear group over a finite field
In the following in the notation for the tree derivative for simplicity instead of (4) we use the simplified notation ∆F (J ) = F (J ) − Xj The next lemma relates the analysis on the directed tree and the analysis on the corresponding ultrametric space.
Replica symmetry breaking related to a general ultrametric space III: the case of general measure
Then the primes in MM do not split in the extension GE2M /M , i.e. this notation use is consistent with Notation and Assumption 4.1 and 6.1.
Diophantine Definability and Decidability in the Extensions of Degree 2 of Totally Real Fields
In the notations of Ref. 21 the unknown parameter K is now fixed to K = 1/2 whereas in the notations of Ref. 28, the unknown parameter is now fixed to γa = 1/4.34 Finally, the expressions of the critical exponents have to be modified in order to take into account the nonanalytic contributions.
Two-loop Functional Renormalization Group of the Random Field and Random Anisotropy O(N) Models
Notation: Our notation is rather standard and compatible with that of classical textbooks (like Jech ).
Generating ultrafilters in a reasonable way
The statement of Lemma 2.5 is already of interest even in the case of an abelian variety X with respect to the classical Fourier-Mukai functors R ˆS : D(X ) → D( bX ) and RS : D( bX ) → D(X ) (in Mukai’s notation [Muk]) given by a Poincar´e line bundle P , i.e. in the present notation RΦP and RΨP .
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing