# denotation OR notation

## English translation: in mathematics it is notation. It is very common

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 21:52 Jan 17, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science / muscles, etc
 Spanish term or phrase: denotation OR notation I need to confirm this: My understanding is that the former is used generally e.g. Brit Broadcast Corp is denoted by BBC And the latter is used specifically for mathematical equations. See this extract: The muscular fibre system is composed of the following subsystems (denotations/notations in brackets): (1) 2) The sarcoplasmic reticulum sub-system (RS) is a network ..... The fact/prooblem is taht these abbreviations are NOT used again in the text! So I don't know, any ideas??? Thanks!
 xxxLia FailSpain Local time: 07:21
 English translation:in mathematics it is notation. It is very common Explanation:in other contexts, "denotation" may be used. see: http://www.sxst.it/sft__drv.htm Denotation is often used in contrast with connotation, denotation denotes (!) a literal meaning of the word, connotation refers to the interpretations.
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Lota
United States
Local time: 22:21
 Denotation Vs Connotation is in fact another concept, more linguistic (what words denote and connotate), nonetheless, thanks for your help!2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5in mathematics it is notation. It is very common
 Lota
4definitions/annotations
 Kim Metzger
4denotaion = designation
 Rick Henry

5 mins   confidence:
in mathematics it is notation. It is very common

Explanation:
in other contexts, "denotation" may be used.

see:
http://www.sxst.it/sft__drv.htm

Denotation is often used in contrast with connotation, denotation denotes (!) a literal meaning of the word, connotation refers to the interpretations.

Reference: http://www.arthist.lu.se/kultsem/encyclo/denotation_connotat...
 LotaUnited StatesLocal time: 22:21Native speaker of: English, PolishPRO pts in pair: 10
 Denotation Vs Connotation is in fact another concept, more linguistic (what words denote and connotate), nonetheless, thanks for your help!

7 mins   confidence:
denotaion = designation

Explanation:
denotation is synonymous with designation.
notation is synonymous with annotation.
Maybe that helps clear things up.

Rick

 Rick HenryUnited StatesLocal time: 00:21Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 375

9 mins   confidence:
definitions/annotations

Explanation:
Ailish,
notations are either written symbols used to represent numbers or elements in such fields as mathematics or music. But it can also mean annotation or information added. I think denotation here means definition.
HTH

Shorter Oxford Dictionary of the English Language
 Kim MetzgerMexicoLocal time: 00:21Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 259

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