AskDefine | Define comment

Dictionary Definition



1 a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" [syn: remark]
2 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" [syn: commentary]
3 a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip" [syn: gossip, scuttlebutt]


1 make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague" [syn: notice, remark, point out]
2 explain or interpret something
3 provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written" [syn: gloss, annotate]

User Contributed Dictionary



From commentum.


  • (US) /ˈkɑmɛnt/, /"kAmEnt/


  1. A spoken remark.
  2. A remark in source code which does not directly affect the behavior of the program.

See also



  1. To remark.
  2. To insert comments into source code


Derived terms





Extensive Definition

A comment is generally a verbal or written remark. The use of the word is often related to an added piece of information, or an observation or statement. Specific meanings include:



  • Request for Comments (RFC) documents applicable to computer network engineering and internet technologies.



comment in German: Kommentar
comment in French: Commentaire
comment in Japanese: コメント

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