addendum

noun ad·den·dum \ ə-ˈden-dəm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of addendum

plural addenda play \-ˈden-də\ also addendums
1 :a thing added :addition
2 :a supplement to a book often used in plural but singular in construction

Examples of addendum in a Sentence

  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 BellafanteNew York Times Book Review21 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 EnglishSeptember 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

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Origin and Etymology of addendum

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


ADDENDUM Defined for English Language Learners

addendum

noun

Definition of addendum for English Language Learners

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


ADDENDUM Defined for Kids

addendum

noun ad·den·dum \ ə-ˈden-dəm \

Definition of addendum for Students

plural addenda \ə-ˈden-də\
:something added (as to a book)


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