addendum

noun
ad·​den·​dum | \ ə-ˈden-dəm How to pronounce addendum (audio) \
plural addenda\ ə-​ˈden-​də How to pronounce addenda (audio) \ also addendums

Definition of addendum

1 : a thing added : addition
2 : a supplement to a book often used in plural but singular in construction

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Examples of addendum in a Sentence

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 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 The letters are included as an addendum to the biography. there's an addendum from the author to explain certain stylistic choices that she made
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Recent Examples on the Web The House released an addendum to the report on Monday that said Bray, a lobbyist for the Arizona Cattle Feeders Association, reported Cook contacted him hours after the lawmaker got a copy of the report. Andrew Oxford, The Arizona Republic, "Witness in Rep. David Cook investigation says lawmaker sent threatening message," 29 June 2020 Cook tried calling and later sent a message to Bray that seemed to reference a cattle grazing agreement that Bray has with an Arizona ranch, the addendum said. Andrew Oxford, The Arizona Republic, "Witness in Rep. David Cook investigation says lawmaker sent threatening message," 29 June 2020 Barr announced nearly a year ago that the Federal Bureau of Prisons had adopted an addendum to federal protocol that cleared the way for the United States to resume capital punishment. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Justice Department schedules first federal executions since 2003 for convicted child murderers," 15 June 2020 As part of the DOJ addendum last year, Barr directed the federal government to change the cocktail of three drugs used for federal executions to just a single drug: phenobarbital, a barbiturate that in high doses causes respiratory arrest. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Justice Department schedules first federal executions since 2003 for convicted child murderers," 15 June 2020 Backstage rules have been established in a wellness addendum to contracts with the dance groups, Santos says. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "TITAS unveils shorter, all-American season for the fall amid uncertainty of pandemic," 15 June 2020 Both CacheOut and SGAxe exploit CVE-2020-0549, a vulnerability that the researchers behind the RIDL attack disclosed as an addendum on January 27, the same date the CacheOut paper was published. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Plundering of crypto keys from ultrasecure SGX sends Intel scrambling again," 9 June 2020 But the warm mission, which was thought to be a little addendum to the cold mission, has gone on spectacularly well. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "Ending in 2020, NASA’s Infrared Spitzer Mission Leaves a Gap in Astronomy," 4 June 2019 Nemens couldn't resist an addendum pertaining to the current crisis. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Author of 'The Cactus League' reflects on suspension of the Cactus League," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of addendum

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for addendum

borrowed from Latin, neuter of addendus, gerundive of addere "to add"

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The first known use of addendum was in 1664

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22 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Addendum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addendum. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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addendum

noun
How to pronounce addendum (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of addendum

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

addendum

noun
ad·​den·​dum | \ ə-ˈden-dəm How to pronounce addendum (audio) \
plural addenda\ ə-​ˈden-​də \

Kids Definition of addendum

: something added (as to a book)

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