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The term notation can refer to:

the way something is written

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Dance

Library Science

Written communication

  • Symbol, something that stands for, or suggests, something else
  • One of first forms of human communication to use symbols was used by cave wall artists in their representations of life outside the cave
  • All writing systems use combinations of symbols to represent components of auditory language, speech
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Chemistry

Mathematics

Music

Physics

  • Bra-ket notation or Dirac Notation is another representation of probability in quantum mechanics
  • Tensor notation is a general way to represent a gravitational field in general relativity

Typographical conventions

  • Infix notation, the common arithmetic and logical formula notation, such as a+b-c
  • Polish notation or "prefix notation", which places the operator before the operands (arguments), such as + a b
  • Reverse Polish notation or "postfix notation", which places the operator after the operands, such as a b +

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Wiktionary

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Noun

Singular
notation

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countable and uncountable; plural notations

notation (countable and uncountable; plural notations)

  1. (uncountable) The act, process, method, or an instance of representing by a system or set of marks, signs, figures, or characters.
  2. (uncountable) A system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in an art or science or in mathematics or logic to express technical facts or quantities.
  3. (countable) A specific note or piece of information written in such a notation.
    She made a notation in the margin of the book.

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