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A, B, C, D, F or G? (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

note

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'a b c' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both related to communication as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps you can see an association between them that I can't see?

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(Other definitions for note that I've seen before include "Eg, minim" , "Cash" , "Eminence" , "Comment" , "Pay close attention to" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun and The Times.
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