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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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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