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a remark, observation, or criticism: a comment about the weather.
gossip; talk: His frequent absences gave rise to comment.
a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion: The play is a comment on modern society.
a note in explanation, expansion, or criticism of a passage in a book, article, or the like; annotation.
explanatory or critical matter added to a text.
Also called rheme. Linguistics. the part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic. Compare topic ( def 4 ).
verb (used without object)
to make remarks, observations, or criticisms: He refused to comment on the decision of the court.
to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text.
verb (used with object)
to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.

1350–1400; Middle English coment < Latin commentum device, fabrication (Late Latin: interpretation, commentary), noun use of neuter of commentus (past participle of comminīscī to devise), equivalent to com- com- + men- (base of mēns, mentis mind) + -tus past participle ending

commentable, adjective
commenter, noun
precomment, noun, verb
uncommented, adjective
uncommenting, adjective
undercomment, noun
undercomment, verb

comment, commentate (see usage note at commentate).

1. See remark. 4. addendum, commentary. 8. annotate, elucidate.
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comment (ˈkɒmɛnt)
1.  a remark, criticism, or observation
2.  talk or gossip
3.  a note explaining or criticizing a passage in a text
4.  explanatory or critical matter added to a text
vb (when intr, often foll by on; when tr, takes a clause as object)
5.  to remark or express an opinion
6.  (intr) to write notes explaining or criticizing a text
[C15: from Latin commentum invention, from comminiscī to contrive, related to mens mind]

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, L. commentum in L.L. "comment, interpretation," lit. "invention," neut. pp. of comminisci "to contrive, devise," from com- intens. prefix + base of meminisse "to remember," related to mens (gen. mentis) "mind." Original L. meaning was "something invented;" taken by Isidore and other Christian
theologians for "interpretation, annotation." The verb is from c.1450. No comment as a stock refusal to answer a journalist's question is first recorded 1950, from Truman's White House press secretary, Charles Ross.
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