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notificationAn indicator that an event has occurred. Notifications are a major feature of smartphones and tablets, informing the user that an event such as a text message, email, weather, news headline or social media update is now available on the device. By wrist vibration, they are also the primary attribute of smartwatches, providing a guaranteed alert when users' phones may be a few feet away. See notification fatigue and smartwatch.
an official notice sent by one state to another concerning some concrete fact, event, action, or document. Notification is sometimes provided for in treaties, for example, to announce that a treaty is going into effect, that a state is adhering to the treaty, or that a treaty is being denounced.