from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An explanatory note or commentary, as on a Greek or Latin text.
- n. A note amplifying a proof or course of reasoning, as in mathematics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a note added to a text as an explanation, criticism or commentary
- n. a note added to a proof as amplification
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A marginal annotation; an explanatory remark or comment; specifically, an explanatory comment on the text of a classic author by an early grammarian.
- n. A remark or observation subjoined to a demonstration or a train of reasoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A marginal note, annotation, or remark; an explanatory comment; specifically, an explanatory remark annexed to a Latin or Greek author by an early grammarian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature)
New Latin, from Greek skholion, diminutive of skholē, lecture, school; see segh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Greek σχόλιον (comment), from σχολή (discussion). (Wiktionary)