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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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A revision to the footnote for the hepatitis B vaccine to clarify the timing as well as the new CDC-recommended interval for postvaccination serologic testing of infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers.
Nowhere are footnotes mentioned because they do not exist in published financial statements.
The footnote on the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine states that a dose of the vaccine is recommended for each pregnancy--preferably during week 27 through week 36 of gestation.
Professor Austin's Footnotes article points out that the "most pretentious form of first page differentiation is the 'lead-in' quotation whereby the author prefaces the main body of the text with a quote from an esteemed scholar, a famous decision, or some other prestigious source.
Later, he managed to get inducted in the ROTC, and spent four weeks, June 3 to July 3, 1918, training at the ROTC camp in San Francisco--a fact Murphy also acknowledges, deep within his footnotes, and which is additionally confirmed by a certificate from the ROTC in Douglas's papers at the Library of Congress.
Reporting of investment income by account type in the statement of changes in net assets or the footnotes.
Rushkoff describes the book as an 'open source' novel and the best 100 footnotes will make it to the final edition, to be published later this year.
NFB producer Silva Basmajian, winner of this year's Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement from Women in Film and Television -- Toronto, says it's all about the footnotes.
In addition, footnotes must include a description of impaired assets, the business segment(s) in which assets are located; the facts and circumstances leading to impairment; the expected disposal date, if applicable; and the carrying amount of these assets (pars.
Savion Glover had the audience as riled up as rock `n' roll fans at the Escondido performance of FootNotes.