Definition of annotation in English:

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Pronunciation: /anəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


1A note by way of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram: marginal annotations
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  • It could be best described as a selection of readings accompanied with annotations and explanatory notes.
  • Not all annotations and marginal notes were politically motivated or denominationally influenced.
  • I appreciate, too, the scholarship you appear to be undertaking this endeavor as indicated by your extensive annotations and explanations.
note, notation, comment, gloss;
commentary, explanation, interpretation, observation, elucidation, explication, exegesis
1.1 [mass noun] The action of annotating a text or diagram: annotation of prescribed texts
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  • We can use the available templates to put together the video clips, the voice annotation and perhaps some text and then send them as one message to another cellular phone with the same capability.
  • In addition, while some of the images are repeated to support reiteration in the text, in their second incarnation they often lack any annotation at all.
  • The accuracy of annotation and the correspondence between image and text will require user participation.


Late Middle English: from French, or from Latin annotatio(n-), from the verb annotare (see annotate).

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