Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An appendage.
  • noun A collection of supplementary material, usually at the end of a book.
  • noun The vermiform appendix.
  • noun Anatomy A supplementary or accessory part of a bodily organ or structure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To add as an appendix.
  • noun Something appended or added; an adjunct, concomitant, appendage, or accessory.
  • noun Specifically— An addition appended to a document or book relating to the main work, usually consisting of explanatory or statistical matter adding to its value, but not essential to its completeness, and thus differing from a supplement, which properly is intended to supply deficiencies and correct inaccuracies.
  • noun In anatomy, a process, prolongation, or projection. See the phrases following.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Something appended or added; an appendage, adjunct, or concomitant.
  • noun Any literary matter added to a book, but not necessarily essential to its completeness, and thus distinguished from supplement, which is intended to supply deficiencies and correct inaccuracies.
  • noun (Anatomy) The vermiform appendix.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something attached to something else; an attachment or accompaniment.
  • noun Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing information that is important to but is not the main idea of the main text
  • noun anatomy The vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
  • noun supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from appendere, to hang upon; see append.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin appendix.

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  • I have a book about how to perform an appendectomy, but someone tore out the last page.

    April 9, 2018