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annotation

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noun an·no·ta·tion \ˌa-nə-ˈtā-shən\

Simple Definition of annotation

  • : a note added to a text, book, drawing, etc., as a comment or explanation

  • : the act of adding notes or comments to something : the act of annotating something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of annotation

  1. 1 :  a note added by way of comment or explanation

  2. 2 :  the act of annotating

Examples of annotation in a sentence

  1. Without the annotations, the diagram would be hard to understand.

  2. the author's annotation of the diagram



15th Century

First Known Use of annotation

15th century


Law Dictionary

annotation

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noun an·no·ta·tion \ˌa-nə-ˈtā-shən\

Legal Definition of annotation

  1. 1 :  a note added (as to a statute) by way of comment or explanation often furnishing summaries of relevant court decisions

  2. 2 capitalized :  an informational and descriptive note or essay (as about a case or legal issue) especially in American Law Reports





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