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noun post·script \ˈpōs(t)-ˌskript\

: a note or series of notes added at the end of a letter, article, or book

: an additional fact or piece of information about a story that occurs after the main part

Full Definition of POSTSCRIPT

:  a note or series of notes appended to a completed letter, article, or book

Examples of POSTSCRIPT

  1. In a postscript to her letter, she promised to write again soon.
  2. An interesting postscript to the story is that the two people involved later got married.


New Latin postscriptum, from Latin, neuter of postscriptus, past participle of postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write — more at scribe
First Known Use: 1551

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee
POSTSCRIPT Defined for Kids


noun post·script \ˈpōst-ˌskript\

Definition of POSTSCRIPT for Kids

:  a note added at the end of a letter, article, or book


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