Annotation Definition

ănō-tāshən
annotations
noun
annotations
The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
American Heritage
An annotating or being annotated.
Webster's New World
A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.
American Heritage
A critical or explanatory note or notes.
Webster's New World
Comments that analyze, explain, or criticize, or a collection of brief summaries of appellate cases that have applied or interpreted, a particular statutory provision. These comments and summaries are appended to, and published with, the statute in a set of volumes. For example, the United States Code Annotated contains the statutes of the United States and, after each statutory provision are the comments and summaries pertaining to that provision.
Webster's New World Law
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A feature of voice mail systems that allows a message recipient to add critical or explanatory audio notes to a voice message before archiving it or forwarding it to another system user. See also voice mail.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Annotation

Noun

Singular:
annotation
Plural:
annotations

Origin of Annotation

  • From Latin annotātiōnem, accusative singular of annotātiō (“remark, annotation”), from annotātus, perfect passive participle of annotō (“note down, remark”).

    From Wiktionary

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