Annotation meaning

ănō-tāshən
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The definition of an annotation is an added note that explains something in a text.

The definition of an archaic term in the Bible, listed on the bottom of the page, is an example of an annotation.

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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.
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A critical or explanatory note or notes.
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The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
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A comment added to a text.
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A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.
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The process of writing such comment or commentary.
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An annotating or being annotated.
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(genetics) Information relating to the genetic structure of sequences of bases.
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(computing) Metadata added to a document or program.
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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.
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Origin of annotation

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

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