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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: commentum, from Latin, 'invention', from comminisci 'to invent'

comment

1 noun
     
com‧ment1 S1 W2
1 [uncountable and countable] an opinion that you express about someone or something [= remark]:
Does anyone have any questions or comments?
comment on/about
his comments about asylum seekers
He was fined for making abusive comments to the referee.
fair comment (=criticism that is reasonable or deserved)
2 [uncountable] criticism or discussion of something someone has said or done:
The speech received much comment in the press.
no comment (=used by people in public life when they do not want to answer questions)
3

be a comment on something

to be a sign of the bad quality of something:
The number of adults who cannot read is a sad comment on the quality of our schools.

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