Definition of annotation
1 : a note added by way of comment or explanation
2 : the act of annotating
Examples of annotation in a sentence
Without the annotations, the diagram would be hard to understand.
the author's annotation of the diagram
First Known Use of annotation
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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