One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or fact of predicting or noting in advance.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Andrew of Wyntoun (c1350–c1422), prior of St Serf's, Lochleven, and historian. From pre- + notation (although this is first attested slightly later). Compare post-classical Latin praenotatio that which is noted or written beforehand.
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