Definitions for annotationˌæn əˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•no•ta•tionˌæn əˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a critical or explanatory note added to a text.

  2. the act of annotating.

  3. Ref: note (def. 1). 1

Origin of annotation:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. note, annotation, notation(noun)

    a comment or instruction (usually added)

    "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

  2. annotation, annotating(noun)

    the act of adding notes


  1. annotation(Noun)

    a critical or explanatory commentary or analysis

  2. annotation(Noun)

    a comment added to a text

  3. annotation(Noun)

    the process of writing such comment or commentary

  4. annotation(Noun)

    metadata added to a document or program

  5. annotation(Noun)

    information relating to the genetic structure of sequences of bases

  6. Origin: From annotationem, accusative singular of annotatio, from annotatus, perfect passive participle of annoto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annotation(noun)

    a note, added by way of comment, or explanation; -- usually in the plural; as, annotations on ancient authors, or on a word or a passage


  1. Annotation

    An annotation is metadata attached to text, image, or other data. Often annotations refer to a specific part of the original data.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. annotation

    A marking placed on imagery or drawings for explanatory purposes or to indicate items or areas of special importance.


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