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Meaning of “footnote” in the English Dictionary

"footnote" in British English

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footnotenoun

uk   /ˈfʊt.nəʊt/  us   /-noʊt/
[C] a ​noteprinted at the ​bottom of a ​page that gives ​extrainformation about something that has been written on that ​page [C usually singular] an ​event, ​subject, or ​detail that is not ​important: His ​tumultuoustriumph five ​years ago now ​seems like little more than a footnote in ​history.
(Definition of footnote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"footnote" in American English

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footnotenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʊtˌnoʊt/
a ​note at the ​bottom of a ​page that gives ​extrainformation about something in the ​text on that ​page
(Definition of footnote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “footnote”
in Arabic هامِش…
in Korean 주석…
in Portuguese nota de rodapé…
in Catalan nota a peu de pàgina…
in Japanese 脚注…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚注, 无足轻重的事件(或问题、细节)…
in Turkish dipnot…
in Russian сноска…
in Chinese (Traditional) 註腳, 無足輕重的事件(或問題、細節)…
in Italian nota a piè pagina…
in Polish przypis…
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