footnote


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Footnote

An explanation of an item in a financial statement or of the financial statement generally. A footnote may expand upon the company's accounting methods, or it may show why a negative item is unlikely to be repeated. Footnotes are usually found at the end of financial statements; they are considered useful because they give more information than the financial statement itself does.

footnote

A detailed explanation of an item in a financial statement. Footnotes are nearly always located at the end of a statement. For example, a company is likely to attach footnotes to its annual report to expand on the depreciation and inventory valuation methods used by its accountants. Many financial analysts consider footnotes the most important information in an annual report. Also called note.
References in periodicals archive ?
The translator then tries to explain the meaning of the word 'moochi' by way of a footnote. The readers are told in footnote 12 that 'moochi' refers to 'orang biasa atau peminta sedekah' (lit.
In this ASU, the only reference is to the non-existent "footnotes" to the financial statement.
This is the second year that recommendations and footnotes for ages 018 years are included in one schedule, as opposed to previous years with separate schedules and footnotes for 0-7 years and 8-18 years.
Tribute must be paid here to a great man who is but a footnote within Footnote.
Professor Austin's Footnotes article points out that the "most pretentious form of first page differentiation is the 'lead-in' quotation whereby the author prefaces the main body of the text with a quote from an esteemed scholar, a famous decision, or some other prestigious source." (10) For those playing this game, "[i]deally, the lead-in quote should be obscure--oriental sources are recommended--and should not have a substantive link to the subject matter of the article.
The third and final sentence of Footnote 17 ("Because this research was funded in part by Exxon, we decline to rely on it.") also has been the subject of much discussion, especially among those who conduct empirical research.
Footnote.com, launched in January 2007, is a site that makes original historical documents accessible through a social network, allowing site visitors to experience and share history in a thoroughly modern forum.
(58) Although "the basic function of a footnote is to allow 'the interested reader to test the conclusions of the writer and to verify the source of a challengeable statement,'"(59) footnotes have much greater semiotic significance.
Consider the footnote. Long ignored by reporters and editors, the old-time reference tool might be what newspapers need to lure readers into complex narratives--and show the depth of work such stories require in the newspaper and on the Web.
In The Rights Revolution, Ignatieff states: "Abortion rights have increased the freedom of women, while at the same time raising bitter and contentious debate about our right to terminate the life of the unborn." As authority for this last statement, he refers in a footnote to English-speaking Justice, a treatise written in 1973 by the late Canadian philosopher and Anglican theologian George Grant.
The following excerpt was incorrectly printed in the footnote of Factors Affecting Clergy-Psychologist Referral Patterns (Vol 34(4), pg 299).