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addendum

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noun ad·den·dum \ə-ˈden-dəm\

Simple Definition of addendum

  • : something that is added; especially : a section of a book that is added to the main or original text

Full Definition of addendum

plural ad·den·daplay play \-ˈden-də\ also ad·den·dums

  1. 1 :  a thing added :  addition

  2. 2 :  a supplement to a book —often used in plural but singular in construction

Examples of addendum

  1. Francine du Plessix Gray, in an essay first written in 1991 and updated with an addendum here, writes eloquently of a lifelong obsession with weight loss, stemming from the harsh judgments of a mother enraptured by fashion. —Ginia Bellafante, New York Times Book Review, 21 Sept. 2008

  2. This qualification, however, is not a recent addendum to Derrida's career. In 1990, near the end of the period in which rhetoric and composition had a strong interest in his work, Derrida participated in an editor's interview … in which he characterized his project as fundamentally tied to the tradition it works both within and against. —College English, September 2006

  3. The letters are included as an addendum to the biography.

  4. <there's an addendum from the author to explain certain stylistic choices that she made>



Origin of addendum

Latin, neuter of addendus, gerundive of addere


First Known Use: 1684

Rhymes with addendum



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