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a note, usually in a smaller type size, at the bottom of a page, which refers to the text above and is for reference only â–  verb to put in footnotes

COMMENT: Footnotes are best printed at the bottom of a page, as the name suggests, if they are essential to the understanding of the text. They can also be printed at the end of a chapter or at the end of a book, especially if they are simply further references or supply bibliographic details. In learned journals it is common for them to be printed at the end of the chapter, which makes the typesetting of the main text much simpler. Reference numbers to footnotes are printed in small superscript numbers after the relevant word in the text, and in books the numbers usually run from the beginning of the text to the end of the book, consecutively. In journals formed of several different articles, each article has its own footnote numbering series.



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