Definition of Annotation

1. Noun. A comment or instruction (usually added). "He added a short notation to the address on the envelope"




2. Noun. The act of adding notes.
Exact synonyms: Annotating
Generic synonyms: Expanding Upon, Expansion
Derivative terms: Annotate

Definition of Annotation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Annotation

1. Noun. a critical or explanatory commentary or analysis ¹

2. Noun. a comment added to a text ¹

3. Noun. the process of writing such comment or commentary ¹

4. Noun. (computing) metadata added to a document or program ¹

5. Noun. (genetics) information relating to the genetic structure of sequences of bases ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Annotation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Annotation

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Literary usage of Annotation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Work by Anna Lorraine Gutherie (1906)
"annotation —Continued. the author, and general suitability of the book for this or that ... "annotation is the description of literary contents of books. ..."

2. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1794)
"... with the following Attempt to compl'.te Mr. Hargrove's annotation on Feuds, at the beginning oí the Second Book. In doing this, he will endeavour, ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1907)
"Ernest A. Manual of descriptive annotation for library catalogues. Lond., The best book annotation cannot be done by rule of thumb. ..."

4. The Library World (1902)
"BOOK annotation IN AMERICA. By ERNEST A. BAKER, MA , Librarian, ... constitutes a rather damaging attack upon the principles of annotation and appraisal ..."

5. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"The Original Manuscript Orders in case of an attempt upon West Point, in the handwriting of Colonel Tench Tilghman, with annotation in the handwriting of ..."

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