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Pronunciation:  `anow'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of adding notes
  2. [n]  a comment (usually added to a text); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"

ANNOTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: annotating, notation, note
 See Also: acknowledgment, citation, comment, commentary, credit, expanding upon, expansion, footer, footnote, mention, N.B., NB, nota bene, postscript, PS, quotation, reference



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Computing Dictionary

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as well as authors, can annotate nodes, then they can immediately provide feedback if the information is misleading, out of date or plain wrong.

 Definition: Adding pertinent information such as gene coded for, amino acid sequence, or other commentary to the database entry of raw sequence of DNA bases.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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