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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
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nKommentator(in) m(f)
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Musical annotator Howard Posner, writing for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and referring to the second movement, said, "The resemblance between this movement and the scene in (Christoph) Gluck's opera 'Orfeo ed Euridice' - in which Orpheus calms the Furies with his song so that they let him enter Hades (and bring his beloved Euridice back to the world), has been much remarked on, notably by (Franz) Liszt."
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As shared comments on documents, pictures, videos, and other annotations, it is also an important data source for biomedical researcher, because of its implying additional facts and annotator's opinions about the biomedical entity.
"From Bach to Offenbach", so the annotator's cliche runs but there's some truth in it, for this is a work where austerity and gaiety sit side-by-side.
It is his desire that the annotator provide too much information about locations and allusions within a novel such as Mrs.
Each pathologist served as annotator in one-third of the cases and as reader in the remaining two-thirds of the cases.
But it should be recognized, as well, that the annotations themselves reflect the critical and cultural period in which the annotator lives and works; to appreciate this, one need only compare the annotations of any of the Columbia volumes with the two books published thus far by Duquesne.
The 1st Circuit claimed that the script's annotator served more as a fact-checker than as legal counsel, that the filmmakers never intended to keep the script confidential and that the actual malice issue should be re-examined if documents are disclosed.
Foreign Language Annotator (FLAn), created by Thibeault (2011), is one of these multimedia editors.
Steven Ledbetter, who was musicologist and program annotator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1998, will give a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.
Reflecting on his current state of creative hyperactivity, Simon demurs when it is suggested--as annotator Tom Moon does on "Songwriter,--that he is a restless individual.