Definitions

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

  • noun A message appended at the end of a letter after the writer's signature.
  • noun Additional information appended to the manuscript, as of a book or article.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An addition made to a written or printed composition as an afterthought, or to state something that has been omitted.
  • noun More commonly, a paragraph added to a letter which has already been concluded and signed by the writer.
  • noun Abbreviated P. S.

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

  • noun A paragraph added to a letter after it is concluded and signed by the writer; an addition made to a book or composition after the main body of the work has been finished, containing something omitted, or something new occurring to the writer.

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

  • noun countable An addendum to a letter, added after the author’s signature.
  • noun countable An addition to a story, play, etc.
  • verb To extend (a letter etc.) with additional remarks.

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

  • noun a note appended to a letter after the signature
  • noun textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin *postscrīptum, from neuter past participle of Latin postscrībere, to write after : post-, post- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

post- + script

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