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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annotation  \An`no*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  annotatio:  cf  F. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annotation 
  n  1:  a  comment  (usually  added  to  a  text);  "his  notes  were 
  appended  at  the  end  of  the  article"  [syn:  {note},  {notation}] 
  2:  the  act  of  adding  notes  [syn:  {annotating}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  annotation 
 
  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  is  misleading,  out  of  date  or  plain  wrong 
 
  (1995-11-26) 
 
 




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