V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a comment or note explaining or criticizing a literary work; 2. the act of adding notes or commentary to a literary work

Synonyms: commentary, comment, footnote, note, notation


Tips: Annotation originates from the Latin annotare, "to add notes to," which is also the meaning of the verb annotate. If you break the word down, it's easy to see that it becomes "a notation," which is exactly what it is.

Usage Examples:

Students are greatly helped in understanding Shakespeare's works through the annotations found in their newer publications. (notes, footnotes)

The authors added several annotations to the updated edition of their book. (comments, footnotes)

The annotation of classic novels helps students to better understand them. (notation, addition of commentary)

Would you care to add an annotation to my report? (comment, note)

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