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v. an·no·tat·ed, an·no·tat·ing, an·no·tates
To furnish (a literary work) with critical commentary or explanatory notes; gloss.
To gloss a text.

[Latin annotāre, annotāt-, to note down : ad-, ad- + notāre, to write (from nota, note; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]

an′no·ta′tive adj.
an′no·ta′tor n.
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One that includes every word added to the document--and not a single annotative word in addition?
Running through Eliot's creative and critical work are many developmental threads that connect the dissertation written in 1916 with the dissertation as it was published in 1964, but the most conspicuous and important of these is scholarly discourse, in particular marginal, annotative, or explanatory notation--endnotes.
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Complete with timelines, charts, page pdfs, and lists, the subsequent chapters do similar, painstaking, at times annotative work with The Sarawak Law paper and Wallace's and Darwin's papers of 1858.
First, by creating an annotative layer of digital information that is editable and accessible through mobile devices such as smartphones and PDAs, a subject's individual tactical movements through the urban landscape come to shape the course of everyday physical movements for others who access and respond to these annotations through their own physical movements.
In the Purvis case, Fernald does not establish that Woolf necessarily had any of this information at her own fingertips, but her annotative method on the whole is to provide the curious reader with as many connections as possible, and to let the edition serve as a starting point for interpretation.
Slashdot's moderation provides an annotative input into filtration
meditation from the annotative, explanatory work of textual exposition
Lehmann points out that the rise of the literary commentarial tradition, also a twelfth-century phenomenon, may have been influenced by the rise of the nighatgus, or "synonym dictionaries," since these early commentaries were basically annotative in character (p.