noun \-ˌwərd\

: a final section that comes after the main part of a book

Full Definition of AFTERWORD

:  epilogue 1

Examples of AFTERWORD

  1. The novel has a foreword by an eminent critic and an afterword by the author herself.
  2. <the author included an afterword about developments in cancer treatment since the book was written>

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