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
Recent Examples of annotation from the Web
Capture lets users take pictures or video and then add stickers, text or annotations to the quick message before sending it to individuals or group chats.
Unfortunately, no animal image comes with the annotation.
Below is the letter Asha Deliverance, Namkai Meche’s mother, wrote to the president, along with The Post’s annotations.
Users will also be able to add their own annotations and data overlays.
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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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