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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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Noun1.annotator - a commentator who writes notes to a textannotator - a commentator who writes notes to a text
commentator, observer - an expert who observes and comments on something


nKommentator(in) m(f)
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Finally, the Red-Ink Annotator also does the same kind of imitation for the other preexisting notae in the manuscript.
4927, a manuscript of the twelfth century of French origin, whose annotator is the same as the one in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canon.
a fictitious annotator whom the poet created to dramatize his deficiencies.
Sapp's own writings (B1-B47) as lecturer, music historian, cryptanalyst, program annotator, and apologist and defender of new music - both his own and that of his fellow composers - prove his catholicity of interest.
There are always problems about where to draw the line in annotation but editorial rigour is notably lacking here, presumably because the general editor is the most compulsive annotator of them all.
Within that idiom, Hopkins improvised constantly--his ability to extemporize lyrics about happenings around him even during a show is legendary, as annotator Pete Welding points out.
Stow's interest in the English past also extended into literary matters, and several of the essays in this collection explore his role as a collector, annotator, and editor of medieval texts.
Language both of the scribe and the marginal annotator points to an Irish provenance, and this is likely to be true of the illustrations, too, although all their style tells us is that they were not made in London.
Valez is a master annotator of the mansion, with anecdotes for every nook and cranny-from the elaborately decorated Independence Balcony to the 7 x 10-meter master bedroom; through the grand salon replete with Art Nouveau embellishments, fine furniture, lunette mirrors, wood carvings and oil paintings of allegorical figures and symbols, notably the 7-meter-long Philippine map in painted wood relief on the ceiling; to the bedrooms of the general's sons and daughters from floor to floor; to the spire of the tower topped by a weather vane via a very steep, very narrow ladder.
The first volume, with Margaret Mann Phillips as translator and Sir Roger Mynors as annotator, was published in 1982.
Annotations consisted of pixel-accurate locations of foreground elements such as hair, glasses, neck, skin, and lips, and a general background label achieving a cross-validation result of 98 percent Intersection-Over-Union (IOU) of human annotator quality.