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ANNOTA'TION, noun [Latin annotatio, of ad and notatio, a marking, from noto, to mark, or nota, a mark.]

1. A remark, note or commentary on some passage of a book, intended to illustrate its meaning; generally used in the plural, as annotations on the scriptures.

2. The first symptoms of a fever, or attack of a paroxysm.