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"note" in British English

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notenoun

uk   /nəʊt/  us   /noʊt/
  • note noun (WRITING)

A1 [C] a short piece of writing: He left a note to say he would be home late. There's a note on the door saying when the shop will open again.
B2 [C] a short explanation or an extra piece of information that is given at the bottom of a page, at the back of a book, etc.: For more information see Note 3.
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notes A2 [plural]

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information written on paper: The wind blew my notes all over the room. The reporter took notes throughout the interview.

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  • note noun (SOUND)

C2 [C] a single sound at a particular level, usually in music, or a written symbol that represents this sound: high/low notes She played three long notes on the piano. The engine noise suddenly changed its note and rose to a whine.

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noteverb [T]

uk   /nəʊt/  us   /noʊt/ formal
(Definition of note from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"note" in American English

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notenoun

 us   /noʊt/
  • note noun (WRITING)

[C] a short piece of writing: a handwritten note Make a note to phone him (= Write it down so you remember).
[C] A note is a piece of information that you write down while something is happening: [C usually pl] Be sure to take notes in class (= write down information).
  • note noun (SOUND)

[C] a single sound, esp. in music, or a written symbol which represents this sound: Her soprano voice intoned the low, first notes of the song.
[C] fig. Note also means the particular quality of an emotion or feeling: The meeting ended on an optimistic note.
  • note noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] importance or fame: There was nothing of note in the report.

noteverb [T]

 us   /noʊt/
  • note verb [T] (NOTICE)

to take notice of, give attention to, or make a record of something: [+ that clause] Please note that we will be closed on Saturday.
noted
adjective  us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬ɪd/
a noted scholar
(Definition of note from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"note" in Business English

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notenoun

uk   us   /nəʊt/
[C] ( US usually bill) MONEY a piece of paper money: a €500 notein notes He gave me £100 in £10 notes. I had no change; I only had notes. Can you change a €20 note?
[C] FINANCE a written agreement that one person, organization, etc. will pay a particular amount of money to another person, etc. by a particular date: The note for your loan comes due on 1 June. a two-year note
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a short letter, or something that you write down in order to remember something: send/write sb a note I'll send you a note about this but please do put it on your calendars.note to sb The bank said in a note to investors that the operation would make strategic sense. I got a note from the CEO congratulating me on the deal. I made a note to review the matter in a month's time.
[C] a short official document: They can get out of the requirement with a note from their doctor confirming their diagnosis. Please check the goods before signing the delivery note.
notes [plural]
detailed information that you write down: take notes In any disciplinary meeting, it is always advisable to take notes.make notes I read through the notes I'd made at the conference. The keynote speaker gave his lecture without notes.

noteverb [T]

uk   us   /nəʊt/
to notice or realize something: They noted the consumers' growing demand for quicker service.note (that) Please note that we will be closed on Saturday.
to mention something so that people are aware of it: In her report, she notes several cases of poor practice on the part of management.
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(Definition of note from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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