I have seen descriptive text field named as DESCRIPTION, REMARK, and NOTE. They seem to mean the same thing. So what is more appropriate than the others?

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A description describes an object like a product.

Description: 5x10" widget used for squiggle placement.

A remark is often printed on invoices/statements/payments to show to the customer or supplier.

Remark: This payment relates to invoices #1, #2, and #4.

A note calls out attention to something out of the ordinary or seperate to everything else. It may be internal-only.

Note: Do not sell any more widgets to this customer because they have an outstanding invoice.

These aren't hard and fast rules but it's where I've seen them used.


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