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com·ment  (kmnt)
n.
1.
a. A written note intended as an explanation, illustration, or criticism of a passage in a book or other writing; an annotation.
b. A series of annotations or explanations.
2.
a. A statement of fact or opinion, especially a remark that expresses a personal reaction or attitude.
b. An implied conclusion or judgment: a novel that is a comment on contemporary lawlessness.
3. Talk; gossip: a divorce that caused much comment.
4. Computer Science A string of text in a program that does not function in the program itself but is used by the programmer to explain instructions.
5. Linguistics The part of a sentence that provides new information about the topic. Also called rheme.
v. com·ment·ed, com·ment·ing, com·ments
v.intr.
1. To make a comment; remark.
2. To serve as a judgmental commentary: Her demise comments on [the Upper East Sides] entire way of life (Mark Muro).
v.tr.
To make comments on; annotate.

[Middle English, from Late Latin commentum, interpretation, from Latin, contrivance, from neuter past participle of comminsc, to devise; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: comment, observation, remark
These nouns denote an expression of fact, opinion, or explanation: made an unpleasant comment about my friend; a casual observation about the movie; an offensive personal remark.


comment  /kmnt/  n. a remark, opinion (often criticism): The teacher wrote a comment on the students paper about how good it was.
v. [I;T] to express an opinion about s.t., to remark: The boss commented on how poorly the work had been done.

Thesaurus: comment n. an observation, statement, note. comment

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