Meaning of comment

com•ment

Pronunciation: (kom'ent), [key]
— n.
  1. a remark, observation, or criticism: a comment about the weather.
  2. gossip; talk: His frequent absences gave rise to comment.
  3. a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion: The play is a comment on modern society.
  4. a note in explanation, expansion, or criticism of a passage in a book, article, or the like; annotation.
  5. explanatory or critical matter added to a text.
  6. Also calledthe part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic. Cf. topic (def. 4).
—v.i.
  1. to make remarks, observations, or criticisms: He refused to comment on the decision of the court.
  2. to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text.
—v.t.
  1. to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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