Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
  2. (noun, communication) a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
  3. (noun, communication) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
  4. (verb, communication) make or write a comment on
  5. (verb, communication) explain or interpret something
  6. (verb, communication) provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

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Origin of the word Comment

  1. c.1400, L. commentum in L.L. "comment, interpretation," lit. "invention," neut. pp. of comminisci "to contrive, devise," from com- intens. prefix + base of meminisse "to remember," related to mens (gen. mentis) "mind." Original L. meaning was "something invented;" taken by Isidore and other Christian theologians for "interpretation, ann… more

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