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A series of comments or annotations; especially, a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of some other work

This letter . . . was published by him with a severe commentary. -Henry Hallam.

A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War
a series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work
{n} an explanation, notes
A scholarly paper that expounds on the meaning of a book of the Bible, phrase by phrase, and relating it to the culture in which it was written and the connections it has to other similar works
A series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work
Commentary on texts of established importance has many functions, of which we may notice three: (1) To explain the meanings of words no longer current, and thus bridge the gap created by the passage of time; (2) To reconcile the plain meaning of the text with the contrary didactic requirements or philosophical agenda of a later age, thus bridging the gap created by the evolution of sensibility; or (3) To contribute new insights under the guise of paying respect to old works, in a culture where respect for old works has a stifling effect on the production of new ideas as such
A commentary is an article or book which explains or discusses something. Mr Rich will be writing a twice-weekly commentary on American society and culture
Commentary is discussion or criticism of something. The show mixed comedy with social commentary = comment
Comments that reflect how the standards are demonstrated in student's work
{i} series of remarks; explanation (often written in essay or book form)
A series of comments or annotations; esp
A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War
a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work
A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesars Commentaries on the Gallic War
a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
A commentary is a description of an event that is broadcast on radio or television while the event is taking place. He gave the listening crowd a running commentary That programme will include live commentary on the England-Ireland game
A dialogue or script that explains the fashions being presented at a show
A discussion of a book of the Bible that treats linguistic, literary, historical, and theological aspects of its meaning See Bibliography: Biblical Commentaries
Scholia which are systematically developed in order to elucidate continuously the entire text, rather than random notes, is considered a commentary The commentary is written in the margins and sometimes interspersed between sections of Scripture (See Scholium)
running commentary
A continuous verbal, or written description of events as they happen
social commentary
A work of this kind

Nineteen Eighty-Four is the best known of Orwell's social commentaries.

social commentary
The expression of one's point of view or feelings towards society, usually through literature

Satire is often employed in social commentary.

commentaries
plural of commentary
multi-commentary Bible
editions of the Bible containing translations and interpretations
running commentary
If someone provides a running commentary on an event, they give a continuous description of it while it is taking place. John gave the police control room a running commentary on the driver's antics as he followed him at 90mph
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