# 9.2 — Note on expression

## 9.2.2 RDA definition and scope

9.2.2.1 A broad unstructured description of one or more attributes of an expression.

## 9.2.3 General rule

9.2.3.1 Make a note relating to the expression being described if considered important.

9.2.31.1 Make a note if the expression is an adaptation, unless apparent from the rest of the description and if considered important (see also RDA Toolkit: Adaptation of expression).

Example:
Author’s adaptation of his Latin text.

## 9.2.32 Note on sequential expressions

9.2.32.1 Make a note if the expression is part of a sequence of expressions, unless apparent from the rest of the description and if considered important (see also RDA Toolkit: Sequel expression and RDA Toolkit: Prequel expression).

## 9.2.33 Note on translations

9.2.33.1 Make a note if the expression is a translation, unless apparent from the rest of the description and if considered important (see also RDA Toolkit: Translation of).

Example:
Translation of: Gulliver’s travels

Example:
In part a translation of: Le déserteur / M.-J. Sedaine

## 9.2.34 Note on revisions

9.2.34.1 Make a note if the expression is a revision, unless apparent from the rest of the description and if considered important (see also RDA Toolkit: Revision of).

9.2.34.2 In citing another edition of the same work, give enough information to identify the edition cited.

Example:
Revision of: 2nd edition, 1753

Example:
A revision of the edition in four sheets, dated “twentieth day of April 1639,” which was ordered by King Charles to be suppressed in favor of this edition in three sheets, dated “twentie fifth day of April”