American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
- n. A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of annotating or of making notes.
- n. A remark, note, or comment on some passage of a book or other writing: as, annotations on the Scriptures.
- n. The first symptoms of the approach of a febrile paroxysm in intermittent fever. Synonyms Comment, etc. See
- n. a critical or explanatory commentary or analysis
- n. a comment added to a text
- n. the process of writing such comment or commentary
- n. computing metadata added to a document or program
- n. genetics information relating to the genetic structure of sequences of bases
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A note, added by way of comment, or explanation; -- usually in the plural.
- n. a comment or instruction (usually added)
- n. the act of adding notes
- From Latin annotātiōnem, accusative singular of annotātiō ("remark, annotation"), from annotātus, perfect passive participle of annotō ("note down, remark"). (Wiktionary)
“Each 200-250 word annotation is written to give the reader a sense of the book's style and content.”
“Finally, the most recent MISTBORN 3 annotation is for chapter 16, in which I discuss Spook's reaction to the Citizen's reign.”
“For me annotation is the big noise and as Reader gets more fully featured comparisons between it and other aggregators is inevitable, FriendFeed por ejemplo.”
“Well, one of the definitions of annotation is - "A critical or explanatory note; a commentary" - so I would argue that all blogging is annotation since everything we write is an attempt to 'explain' whether that's to explain something about the world or something that's in our head.”
“And one of the many, many pleasures of Alfred Appel's masterly introduction and annotation is the discovery that Nabokov did not realize that Maurice Girodias and the Olympia Press were specialists in — well, shall we just say "erotica"? — when he let them have the manuscript.”
“Web annotation is definitely in its infancy right now.”
“That explains why the code compiles and runs even if I remove the "@Override" annotation from the code.”
“It takes a while to get going, and Blue’s incessant annotation is at times overwrought, but the gripping conclusion is well worth pressing on for.”
“I actually think it's our the general use of the word annotation that is too restricted.”
“He has put it up for sale at a price of $85,000 for the next week, during what Raymond calls the "annotation period.”
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