Pronunciation: (foot'nōt"), [key]
—n., v., -not•ed, -not•ing.
1. an explanatory or documenting note or comment at the bottom of a page, referring to a specific part of the text on the page.
2. a minor or tangential comment or event added or subordinated to a main statement or more important event.
to add a footnote or footnotes to (a text, statement, etc.); annotate: to footnote a dissertation.
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