Annotation vs. Connotation

Annotation vs. Connotation — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Annotation and Connotation

Annotationnoun

The act or process of furnishing critical commentary or explanatory notes.

Connotationnoun

The act or process of connoting.

Annotationnoun

A critical or explanatory note; a commentary.

Connotationnoun

An idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing

Hollywood holds connotations of romance and glittering success.

Annotationnoun

a critical or explanatory commentary or analysis

Connotationnoun

The set of associations implied by a word in addition to its literal meaning.

Annotationnoun

a comment added to a text

Connotationnoun

(Logic) The set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term; intension.

Annotationnoun

the process of writing such comment or commentary

Connotationnoun

(semantics) A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in.

The connotations of the phrase "you are a dog" are that you are physically unattractive or morally reprehensible, not that you are a canine.

Annotationnoun

(computing) metadata added to a document or program

Connotationnoun

(logic) The attribute or aggregate of attributes connoted by a term, contrasted with denotation.

The two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" have different connotations but the same denotation (i.e. the planet Venus).

Annotationnoun

(genetics) information relating to the genetic structure of sequences of bases

Connotationnoun

what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

Annotationnoun

a comment or instruction (usually added);

his notes were appended at the end of the articlehe added a short notation to the address on the envelope

Connotationnoun

an idea that is implied or suggested

Annotationnoun

the act of adding notes