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 for notation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Notation \No*ta"tion\, n. [L. notatio a marking, observing,
     etymology, fr. notare to mark, nota a mark: cf. F. notation.
     See 5th Note.]
     1. The act or practice of recording anything by marks,
        figures, or characters.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Literal or etymological signification. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              "Conscience" is a Latin word, and, according to the
              very notation of it, imports a double or joint
              knowledge.                            --South.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a technical system of symbols used to represent special
           things [syn: notation, notational system]
      2: a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were
         appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short
         notation to the address on the envelope" [syn: note,
         annotation, notation]
      3: the activity of representing something by a special system of
         marks or characters

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  173 Moby Thesaurus words for "notation":
     abstract, accent, accent mark, addition, adversaria, aide-memoire,
     alphabet, annotation, apparatus criticus, approximation,
     arrangement, art, bar, binary digit, bit, blueprint, cancel,
     character, charactering, characterization, characters, chart, chit,
     choreography, cipher, code, comment, commentary, commentation,
     conventional representation, copy, credit, custos, dance notation,
     debit, delineation, demonstration, depiction, depictment, diagram,
     differentiation, digit, direct, division, docket, dot,
     double entry, draft, drama, drawing, edition, entry, equation,
     evolution, exegesis, exemplification, expression mark,
     extrapolation, fermata, figuration, figure, footnote, gloss,
     hieroglyphic, hold, hymnal, hymnbook, iconography, ideogram,
     illustration, imagery, imaging, instrumental score, integration,
     interpolation, inversion, involution, item, jotting, key signature,
     lead, letter, libretto, ligature, limning, logogram, logograph,
     lute tablature, map, marginal note, marginalia, mark, measure,
     memo, memoir, memorandum, memorial, metronomic mark, minute,
     minutes, multiplication, music, music paper, music roll,
     musical notation, musical score, note, note of explanation, number,
     numeral, numero, opera, opera score, orchestral score, part, pause,
     piano score, pictogram, picturization, plan, portraiture,
     portrayal, practice, prefigurement, presa, presentment, printing,
     projection, proportion, realization, record, reduction, register,
     registry, reminder, rendering, rendition, representation, schema,
     scholia, scholium, score, script, segno, sheet music, short score,
     sign, signature, signs, single entry, slur, songbook, songster,
     subtraction, swell, syllabary, symbol, symbolism, symbols,
     tablature, tempo mark, text, tie, time signature, transcript,
     transcription, transformation, version, vinculum, vocal score,
     word of explanation, writing, written music

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