from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.
  • n. A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. metadata added to a document or program
  • n. information relating to the genetic structure of sequences of bases

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A note, added by way of comment, or explanation; -- usually in the plural.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a comment or instruction (usually added)
  • n. the act of adding notes


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin annotātiōnem, accusative singular of annotātiō ("remark, annotation"), from annotātus, perfect passive participle of annotō ("note down, remark").



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.