Definition of annotation
1 : a note added by way of comment or explanation The bibliography was provided with helpful annotations.
2 : the act of annotating something
Examples of annotation in a sentence
Without the annotations, the diagram would be hard to understand.
the author's annotation of the diagram
Origin and Etymology of annotation
First Known Use: 15th century
ANNOTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of annotation for English Language Learners
: 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
Legal Definition of annotation
1 : a note added (as to a statute) by way of comment or explanation often furnishing summaries of relevant court decisions
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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