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an·no·ta·tion

 (ăn′ō-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
2. A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.

annotation

(ˌænəʊˈteɪʃən; ˌænə-)
n
1. the act of annotating
2. a note added in explanation, etc, esp of some literary work

an•no•ta•tion

(ˌæn əˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a critical or explanatory note added to a text.
2. the act of annotating.
[1425–75]

annotation

A marking placed on imagery or drawings for explanatory purposes or to indicate items or areas of special importance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annotation - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
poste restante - a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)
commentary, comment - a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
cite, quotation, reference, mention, acknowledgment, citation, credit - a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
footnote, footer - a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
N.B., nota bene, NB - a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something; "the margins of his book were generously supplied with pencilled NBs"
postscript, PS - a note appended to a letter after the signature
2.annotation - the act of adding notesannotation - the act of adding notes    
expanding upon, expansion - adding information or detail

annotation

noun note, comment, explanation, observation, interpretation, illustration, commentary, gloss, footnote, exegesis, explication, elucidation He supplied annotations to 15,000 musical works.

annotation

noun
Critical explanation or analysis:
Translations

annotation

[ˌænəʊˈteɪʃən] N (= act) → anotación f; (= instance) → anotación f, apunte m

annotation

[ˌænəʊˈteɪʃən] n
(= action of annotating) → annotation f
(= note) → annotation f

annotation

n (no pl: = commentary, act) → Kommentar m; (= comment)Anmerkung f

annotation

[ænəʊˈteɪʃn] nannotazione f

annotation

n. anotación, nota.
References in classic literature ?
And then holding forth the broken arm, he began a long and very learned lecture of anatomy, in which simple and double fractures were most accurately considered; and the several ways in which Jones might have broken his arm were discussed, with proper annotations showing how many of these would have been better, and how many worse than the present case.
Caninus surdis," replied the king, continuing the annotations in his Horace.
As for Tom's Bible, though it had no annotations and helps in margin from learned commentators, still it had been embellished with certain way-marks and guide-boards of Tom's own invention, and which helped him more than the most learned expositions could have done.
We saw a manuscript of Virgil, with annotations in the handwriting of Petrarch, the gentleman who loved another man's Laura, and lavished upon her all through life a love which was a clear waste of the raw material.
Such annotations as may be useful to assist the reader in comprehending the characters of the Jew, the Templar, the Captain of the mercenaries, or Free Companions, as they were called, and others proper to the period, are added, but with a sparing hand, since sufficient information on these subjects is to be found in general history.
which passed under the name of annotations, or emendations, were found so completely to have enveloped, distorted, and overwhelmed the text, that the author had to go about with a lantern to discover his own book.
I have been led farther than I had foreseen, and various subjects for annotation have presented themselves which, though I have no direct need of them, I could not pretermit.
The annotations are specific comments and notes on a song's words, lines, or sections.
Students engage in an especially useful practice by making annotations to learning materials.
Specific topics include corpora and linguistic annotations, discourse annotation, advantages and limitations of using linguistically annotated corpora, searching on the word level, and searching for semantic and discourse phenomena.
In a homogeneous context, lexical and structural annotations are attached to models.
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