annotation

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noun an·no·ta·tion \ˌa-nə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of annotation

  1. 1 :  a note added by way of comment or explanation The bibliography was provided with helpful annotations.

  2. 2 :  the act of annotating something

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

Origin and Etymology of annotation

see annotate


First Known Use: 15th century


ANNOTATION Defined for English Language Learners

annotation

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noun an·no·ta·tion \ˌa-nə-ˈtā-shən\

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


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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