 Notation

The term notation can refer to:
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Written communication
 Phonographic writing systems, by definition, use symbols to represent components of auditory language, i.e. speech, which in turn refers to things or ideas. The two main kinds of phonographic notational system are the alphabet and syllabary. Some written languages are more consistent in their correlation of written symbol or grapheme and sound or phoneme, and are therefore considered to have better Phonemic orthography.
 Ideographic writing, by definition, refers to things or ideas independently of their pronunciation in any language. All of the notational systems listed below are ideographic. Some ideographic systems are also Pictograms that convey meaning through their pictorial resemblance to a physical object.
Biology and Medicine
 Nucleic acid notation
 Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN) — orthogonal notations for Process Descriptions, Entity Relationships, and Activity Flows
 Pattern description notations used to describe sequence motifs
 Cytogenetic notation
Chemistry
 Chemical formulas are a way of expressing information about the atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound, e.g. H2O or C6H12O6
 Structural formulas are graphical representations of the molecular structure, showing how the atoms are arranged
 Nuclear notation provides a convention in chemistry and physics to indicate the atomic number and mass number of an isotope.
Dance and movement
 Benesh Movement Notation permits a graphical representation of human bodily movements
 Laban Movement Analysis or Labanotation permits a graphical representation of human bodily movements
 EshkolWachman Movement Notation permits a graphical representation of bodily movements of other species in addition to humans, and indeed any kind of movement (e.g. aircraft aerobatics)
 Aresti aerobatic symbols provides a way to represent flight maneuvers in aerobatics
Logic
A variety of symbols are used to express logical ideas; see the List of logic symbols
Mathematics
 Mathematical notation is used to represent various kinds of mathematical ideas.
 All types of notation in probability
 Cartesian coordinate system, for representing position and other spatial concepts in analytic geometry
 Notation for differentiation, common representations of the derivative in calculus
 Big O notation, used for example in analysis to represent less significant elements of an expression, to indicate that they will be neglected
 Z notation, a formal notation for specifying objects using ZermeloFraenkel set theory and firstorder predicate logic
 Ordinal notation
 Setbuilder notation, a formal notation for defining sets in set theory
 Systems to represent very large numbers
 Numeral systems, notation for writing numbers, including
 Arabic numerals
 Roman numerals
 Scientific notation for expressing large and small numbers
 Signvalue notation, using signs or symbols to represent numbers
 Positional notation also known as placevalue notation, in which each position is related to the next by a multiplier which is called the base of that numeral system
 Binary notation, a positional notation in base two
 Octal notation, a positional notation in base eight, used in some computers
 Decimal notation, a positional notation in base ten
 Hexadecimal notation, a positional notation in base sixteen, commonly used in computers
 Sexagesimal notation, an ancient numeral system in base sixty
 See also Table of mathematical symbols  for general tokens and their definitions...
Music
 Musical notation permits a composer to express musical ideas in a musical composition, which can be read and interpreted during performance by a trained musician; there are many different ways to do this (hundreds have been proposed), although staff notation provides by far the most widely used Modern musical symbols.
Physics
 Braket 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
 Feynman Diagrams permit a graphical representation of a perturbative contribution to the transition amplitude or correlation function of a quantum mechanical or statistical field theory
Typographical conventions
 Infix notation, the common arithmetic and logical formula notation, such as a+bc
 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 +
Other systems
 Baseball scorekeeping, to represent a game of baseball
 Chess notation, to represent moves in a game of chess
 New Epoch Art Notation, to represent the creation of a visual image using any physical media
 Hungarian notation, to represent the type or intended use of a variable within its name in computer programming
 Whyte notation
Various notations have been developed to specify regular expressions.
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