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marginalia

[mahr-juh-ney-lee-uh, -neyl-yuh] /ˌmɑr dʒəˈneɪ li ə, -ˈneɪl yə/
plural noun
1.
marginal notes.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin, noun use of neuter plural of Medieval Latin marginālis marginal
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  • E-books cannot trace decades of marginalia or allow a writer to inscribe her work.
  • The use of notes and marginalia are essential tenets of active reading.
  • Use marginalia to describe the craft the author used.
  • It also addresses geologic age fonts and marginalia symbols.
  • By not including much text in the marginalia, map production time is greatly reduced.
  • Date information on the individual layers comprising this map are given as part of the marginalia of this map.
British Dictionary definitions for marginalia

marginalia

/ˌmɑːdʒɪˈneɪlɪə/
plural noun
1.
notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, noun (neuter plural) from marginālis marginal
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Word Origin and History for marginalia
n.

1832, from Latin marginalia, neuter plural of adjective marginalis "marginal," from marginis (see margin).

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