[syn: annotation, annotating]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Annotation \An`no*ta"tion\, n. [L. annotatio: cf. F.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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" [syn: note,
2: the act of adding notes [syn: annotation, annotating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "annotation":
adversaria, aide-memoire, apparatus criticus, comment, commentary,
commentation, docket, entry, exegesis, footnote, gloss, item,
jotting, marginal note, marginalia, memo, memoir, memorandum,
memorial, minutes, notation, note, note of explanation, register,
registry, reminder, scholia, scholium, word of explanation
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. Extra information associated with a
particular point in a document or program. Annotations may be
added either by a compiler or by the programmer. They are
not usually essential to the correct function of the program
but give hints to improve performance.
2. A new commentary node linked to an existing
node. If readers, as well as authors, can annotate nodes,
then they can immediately provide feedback if the information
is misleading, out of date or plain wrong.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
ANNOTATION, civil law. The designation of a place of deportation. Dig. 32,
1, 3 or the summoning of an, absentee. Dig. lib. 5.
2. In another sense, annotations were the answers of the prince to
questions put to him by private persons respecting some doubtful point of
law. See Rescript.