These are of three descriptions, viz., footnotes which stand at the bottom of the page, marginal notes which are placed at the sides, and in-cut notes which are let into the matter. They are invariably set in type two sizes smaller than the text.


Explanatory annotations attached to the text of a book. They are of various kinds, according to the positions they occupy in a page; viz., Footnotes, or bottom notes, shoulder notes, marginal or side notes, let-in or in-cut notes and under-runners, each of which is described in its alphabetical place elsewhere.

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