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

  • noun Material, such as an index or appendix, that follows the main body of a book.

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  • noun the parts of a book that appear after the text, including the afterword, index and bibliography.

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  • noun written matter following the main text of a book


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