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Text that appears at the bottom of a page that adds explanation. It is often used to give credit to the source of information. When accumulated and printed at the end of a document, they are called "endnotes."



a supplementary printed text; an explanation, source reference, or editor’s comment located at the bottom of a page or column and separated from the main text by a straight line. Footnotes are printed in a smaller type size and are preceded by a sign (a number or asterisk) corresponding to the sign following the statement in the main text that is being elucidated. Footnotes are numbered continuously or by chapter or section.

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As a result of the adoption of net gain or loss reporting, even investors who are willing and able to sort through footnotes for more detailed information may not find quantitative data that they would want to use in their decisions if it were available.
Anderson opined that the change might require but a single footnote.
6) But at this point Stone affixed a footnote, numbered four, and reading, in its entirety, as follows:
While footnotes have always been a significant part of the financial statements, there has been a substantial increase in the number of pages and amount of space allocated to footnote disclosures in the last few years.
Nelson reprints without commentary Tolson's own footnotes for his 770- line Libretto for the Republic of Liberia (1953) and for "E.
Disregarding the known frequency of sexual abuse, Boyarin even writes that the sexual abuse Freud saw in his patients was his own projected fantasies and desires (though admitting in a footnote that he does not deny the possibility that a patient may have been abused.
The footnotes reverberate not merely because they court unsuccess.
The Securities and Exchange Commission approved rules requiring companies to reveal more about their accounting policies for derivatives in the footnotes of financial statements.
Baby shoe preservation remains a popular tradition, according to Paul Meyer, whose company, Footnotes In Time, has developed the Clearbronz(SM) process.
If they do not conduct a study, she added, they can use one of a whole variety of footnotes that have been developed by accountants and organizations.
Based on the Form-4 Filing, this appears to be an open market purchase and there were no footnotes or special circumstances described in the filing.