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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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NOTA'TION, noun [Latin to mark.]

1. The act or practice of recording any thing by marks, figures or characters; particularly in arithmetic and algebra, the expressing of numbers and quantities by figures, signs or characters appropriate for the purpose.

2. Meaning; signification.

Conscience, according to the very notation of the word, imports a double knowledge. [Unusual.]