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Common symbols used in modern musical notation.

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Comparison of the Laban and Benesh systems. (A) Stand with the feet together. (B) Step forward on *elipsis*

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The term notation can refer to:

- Chemical formula
- Lewis structure, denotes chemical bonds

- Symbol, something that stands for, or suggests, something else

- Mathematical notation is used to represent 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 Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory and first-order predicate logic
- Ordinal notation
- Set-builder notation, a formal notation for defining sets in set theory
- Systems to represent very large numbers

- Bra-ket 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

- Infix notation, the common arithmetic and logical formula notation, such as a+b-c
- 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 +
- Numeral systems, notation for writing numbers, including
- Scientific notation for expressing large and small numbers
- Sign-value notation, using signs or symbols to represent numbers
- Positional notation also known as place-value 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

- Chess notation, to represent moves in a game of chess
- Musical notation, to represent music in a musical composition
- New Epoch Art Notation, to represent the creation of a visual image using any physical media
- Aresti aerobatic symbols, to represent flight maneuvers in aerobatics
- Hungarian notation, to represent the type or intended use of a variable within its name in computer programming

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