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(1) Conventional graphic signs which, together with auxiliary instructions, are used to represent music on a system of lines (that is, on a staff). Historically, each system of notation has been associated with a particular set of notes distinguished by their form and names.

In modern notation, which is in international use, the circular or oval head is the basic component of a note. Both filled-in (black) heads and hollow (white) heads are used. A stem (vertical line) may be attached to the right side of the head and pointing upward or to the left side and pointing downward. The end of the stem may form a flag, which may be single, double, triple, and so forth. Instead of forming flags, the tips of the stems may be joined by transverse ribs, or cross strokes, which may be single or may occur in pairs, in threes, and so on. The position of the head on the staff, together with the key designated at the beginning of the staff, determines the pitch of a note. The type of head, presence or lack of a stem, and presence and type of flag determine the duration of a note.

(2) Sheets, notebooks, and entire volumes of musical works in manuscript or print.

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References in classic literature ?
Giry took the envelope with the twenty notes inside it and made for the door.
In the morning, a note from the ghost reminded them that the money was due.
And though it certainly would be hard to distinguish a note from the window--that's true--I knew for certain that it was a hundred-rouble note, because, when you were going to give Sofya Semyonovna ten roubles, you took up from the table a hundred-rouble note (I saw it because I was standing near then, and an idea struck me at once, so that I did not forget you had it in your hand).
Perhaps, too, I thought, he wants to give her a surprise, when she finds a whole hundred-rouble note in her pocket.
When, however, we returned to Switzerland towards the end of June, and he found himself once more in the familiar and exhilarating air of the mountains, all his joyous creative powers revived, and in a note to me announcing the dispatch of some manuscript, he wrote as follows: "I have engaged a place here for three months: forsooth, I am the greatest fool to allow my courage to be sapped from me by the climate of Italy.
To the note taker] Really, sir, if you are a detective, you need not begin protecting me against molestation by young women until I ask you.
The note was held out, and must be taken; and as she instantly and with averted eyes walked towards the fireplace, where sat the others, he had nothing to do but to go in good earnest.
Have you a memorandum of the number of that five-hundred pound note you paid away in France?
The note, as we have said, had reached Van Baerle's nurse.
But Tom was clear upon two points,--that his uncle Moss's note must be destroyed; and that Luke's money must be paid, if in no other way, out of his own and Maggie's money now in the savings bank.
The conversation ended by the count, who wished to be generous and to avoid further importunity, saying that he would give a note of hand for eighty thousand rubles.
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