[noh-tey-shuh n] /noʊˈteɪ ʃən/
a system of graphic symbols for a specialized use, other than ordinary writing:
the process or method of or setting down by means of a special system of signs or symbols.
the act of , marking, or setting down in writing.
a , jotting, or record; annotation:
notations in the margin.
any series of signs or symbols used to represent quantities or elements in a specialized system, such as music or mathematics
the act or process of notating
1560s, “explanation of a term,” from Middle French notation and directly from Latin notationem (nominative notatio) “a marking, notation, designation; etymology; shorthand; explanation,” noun of action from past participle stem of notare “to note” (see note (v.)). Meaning “note, annotation” is from 1580s. Meaning “system of representing numbers or quantities by signs or symbols” is attested from 1706. Related: Notational.
[bat] /bæt/ verb (used with object), batted, batting. 1. to blink; wink; flutter. Idioms 2. not bat an eye, to show no emotion or surprise; maintain a calm exterior: The murderer didn’t bat an eye when the jury announced its verdict of guilty. /bæt/ noun 1. any of various types of club with a handle, […]
- Not be caught dead
verb phrase To be defiantly set against; be extremely reluctantly found or seen: I wouldn’t be caught dead in that dress (1940s+) see: caught dead
- Not born yesterday
More experienced and less naive than one appears to be, as in Don’t think you can fool me; I wasn’t born yesterday. This term gained currency from the title of Garson Kanin’s popular Broadway play, Born Yesterday, which was made into an even more popular film. In both, Judy Holliday played a stereotypical dumb blonde […]
- Not built that way
Not so disposed or inclined, as in I can’t apologize for something I didn’t do—I’m just not built that way. [ Late 1800s ]