• WordNet 3.6
    • n annotation the act of adding notes
    • n annotation 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Annotation 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annotation The act of annotating or of making notes.
    • n annotation A remark, note, or comment on some passage of a book or other writing: as, annotations on the Scriptures.
    • n annotation The first symptoms of the approach of a febrile paroxysm in intermittent fever. Synonyms Comment, etc. See remark, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Annotation a note of explanation: comment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. annotatio,: cf. F. annotation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. annotāread, to, notāre, -ātum, to mark.


In literature:

Prynne's Breviate annotated by Abp.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Edited and annotated by Hiram W. Beckwith.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
There are no notes; and Praed is an author who is much in need of annotation.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
THE ANNOTATIONS ON THE CORINTHIANS may be had now in One Volume, price 7s.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
He placed in my charge a great many unopened letters, and a special list of candidates for office, with annotations.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Fries by his annotation relieves somewhat the reader's uncertainty.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Maps were made which Lord Burghley annotated.
"Spenser" by R. W. Church
He read and annotated Guyau, with whom he had many points in common.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
His annotated edition supplies all the solvents of a famous problem in the history of Italy and the literature of politics.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Mr. J. PAYNE COLLIER, the annotator upon Shakspeare, has received a pension of L100 a year from the Royal Literary Pension Fund.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
Keats attended the usual lectures, and made careful annotations in a book still preserved.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
The world did not lose the benefit of his annotations.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Butler put her letters together in a separate collection, edited, annotated, and ready for the Press.
"Aspects and Impressions" by Edmund Gosse
A perfectly bewildering number of Christian names were carefully entered in Polly's pocket-book, annotated by Roy himself.
"Heriot's Choice" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Translated, with Annotations, from Diderot's "Le Paradoxe sur le Comedien," by WALTER HERRIES POLLOCK.
"The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies" by Walter Besant
Annotated records of southwestern amphibians and reptiles.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
Selected and Annotated, with an Introductory Essay, by GEORGE SAINTSBURY.
"A List of Kegan Paul, Trench and Co.'s Publications (1887)" by Anonymous
Translated, Edited and Annotated by F. R. RITTER.
"The Influence of the Organ in History" by Dudley Buck
From these glossed or annotated MSS.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Some very useful annotations are annexed.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Volume VI (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi

In news:

3D-Coat Delcam Sensable Other resources for basic CAD tutorials: An Alternative to Nurbs Computers for MCAD The Changing Face of Model Annotation.
We propose an efficient framework for human-aided morphological annotation of a large spontaneous speech corpus such as the Corpus of Spontaneous Japanese.
The Department of Defense has posted an annotated version of its new Memorandum of Understanding for institutions that wish to participate in its Voluntary Education Program after January 1.
To Vladimir Nabokov 's favorite translator and only son, the thought of selling the books his father so intricately annotated with fantasy butterflies and personal asides was distressing, but it had to be done.
This paper presents strategies and lessons learned from the use of natural language annotations to facilitate question answering in the START information access system.
The Jewish Annotated New Testament , edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler.
The Jewish Annotated New Testament .
Two new biographies have appeared in the past three years, along with an annotated collection of Nightingale 's correspondence with Mother Superior Mary Clare Moore, with whom she worked in the Crimea.
They just fade into a twilight zone of reunion tours, lite-music radio and fussily annotated compact disk anthologies.
A Life in Letters selected and annotated by Peter Davison London: Harvill Secker, 542 pp.
Stray Comments From Gerhard Zeiler's Keynote To The MIPTV Conference, With Annotated (And Parenthetical ) Sotto-Voce Commentary.
This Monday Dec 10, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye and annotated by 38 North, shows recent activity at the Sohae rocket launching facility in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea.
'The Annotated Frankenstein,' by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and edited by Susan J Wolfson and Ronald Levao.
This undated handout photo provided by George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, shows George Washington's annotated copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Knox County Law Director John Owings reads from the Tennessee Code Annotated, pointing out during Wednesday's meeting that he believes one of the Knox County Ethics Committee's proposals would not be legal.

In science:

Translated from the Russian, annotated, and revised by K. L.
On the Limit Law of a Random Walk Conditioned to Reach a High Level
Each transition is annotated with lower and upper bounds, a guard, and a variable update rule.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Many existing semantic wikis are classical wikis enriched with semantic annotations.
AceWiki: Collaborative Ontology Management in Controlled Natural Language
Annotated minimum volume sets for nonparametric anomaly discovery.
Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Limited Range Multi-Modal Sensors
Each column in T a is annotated with (part id, prob) of an event tuple in the current induced event relation.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
The annotation (part id, prob) of each column is also illustrated.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
In order to facilitate this sorting, we add one more component unseen to the annotation of each column.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Now, the annotation of each column becomes (part id, prob, unseen).
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
All the other unseen annotations are computed in the same way. in DP3 is col1 .
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
For the HST data we annotate the image with the appropriate HST filter.
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
The data sets consisting of images, annotations and quantitative evaluations are then stored in a database for further use. For instance data analyses are performed in the hope of getting answers or leads regarding the original question.
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
The composite part itself has its own set of parameters, annotation, authorship, and other information, and the sub-parts retain their individual attributes, such as sequence and parameter values.
TinkerCell: Modular CAD Tool for Synthetic Biology
We explored the potential for automatically organizing and annotating a large realworld data set by taking a sample of images generated by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and considering them as an unstructured set of independent queries to our system. Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Thus there is a scope of research here in bringing together the above techniques with those deals with creation and management of human-comprehensible “annotations” of information (Agosti and Ferro 2007).
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Acknowledgement I would like to thank Dennis Dieks for his valuable annotations to previous versions of this text.
Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics