annotate

verb
an·​no·​tate | \ ˈa-nə-ˌtāt How to pronounce annotate (audio) \
annotated; annotating

Definition of annotate

intransitive verb

: to make or furnish critical or explanatory notes or comment

transitive verb

: to make or furnish annotations (see annotation sense 1) for (something, such as a literary work or subject) annotated his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy

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Other Words from annotate

annotative \ ˈa-​nə-​ˌtā-​tiv How to pronounce annotative (audio) \ adjective
annotator \ ˈa-​nə-​ˌtā-​tər How to pronounce annotator (audio) \ noun

Examples of annotate in a Sentence

He annotated the text at several places.
Recent Examples on the Web Human judges will annotate what’s happening in the shadowy images to help train the AI system to recognize whether a certain desirable or undesirable bedside action is taking place. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "Stanford’s new hospital is brimming with futuristic tech. Will it help save money — or drive up costs?," 18 Nov. 2019 This includes a rare map of Middle Earth annotated by Tolkien that was acquired by the Bodleian in May 2016. Phil Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Lord of the Rings Author J.R.R. Tolkien's $6 Million Home for Sale in England — See Inside!," 28 Oct. 2019 The plot here is annotated by a Greek chorus of street Urchins. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Review: Jonathan Groff Feeds the Beast," 17 Oct. 2019 Companies would like to use AI to automatically generate detailed descriptions of videos, letting users discover clips that haven’t been annotated. Wired, "This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos," 15 Oct. 2019 Such maps won't be as sophisticated as maps gathered with lidar sensors and annotated by hand. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "I watched over 100 Tesla Smart Summon videos—here’s what I learned," 14 Oct. 2019 Amazon claims this data is reviewed and annotated by humans to help improve Alexa over time, using machine learning methods to train the underlying artificial intelligence software. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Amazon confirms it holds on to Alexa data even if you delete audio files," 3 July 2019 Similarly, networks that recognize and manipulate images are typically trained on millions of example images, each annotated with information about the image type. Quanta Magazine, "Is AlphaGo Really Such a Big Deal?," 29 Mar. 2016 One recent post was annotated thus: #thecategoryis #jattattitude #attitudeiseverything #attitudematters #eleganceisanattitude #walkbitch. Vogue, "Gaultier’s Muse Tanel Bedrossiantz Is the King of Runway Camp," 2 May 2019

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First Known Use of annotate

1710, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for annotate

Latin annotatus, past participle of annotare, from ad- + notare to mark — more at note

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The first known use of annotate was in 1710

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1 Dec 2019

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“Annotate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annotating. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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More Definitions for annotate

annotate

verb
How to pronounce annotate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of annotate

: to add notes or comments to (a text, book, drawing, etc.)

annotate

verb
an·​no·​tate | \ ˈa-nə-ˌtāt How to pronounce annotate (audio) \
annotated; annotating

Legal Definition of annotate

intransitive verb

: to make or write an annotation

transitive verb

: to make or write annotations for

Other Words from annotate

annotator \ -​ˌtā-​tər How to pronounce annotator (audio) \ noun

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