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annotation

[an-uh-tey-shuh n] /ˌæn əˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a critical or explanatory note or body of notes added to a text.
2.
the act of annotating.
3.
note (def 1).
Abbreviation: annot.
Origin of annotation
1425-1475
First recorded in 1425-75, annotation is from the Latin word annotātiōn- (stem of annotātiō). See annotate, -ion
Related forms
reannotation, noun
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annotation

/ˌænəʊˈteɪʃən; ˌænə-/
noun
1.
the act of annotating
2.
a note added in explanation, etc, esp of some literary work
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Word Origin and History for annotation
n.

mid-15c., from Latin annotationem (nominative annotatio), noun of action from past participle stem of annotare "to add notes to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + notare "to note, mark" (see note (v.)).

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