addendum

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

Synonyms

afterword, appendix, codicil, excursus, supplement

Antonyms

foreword, introduction, preface, prologue (also prolog)

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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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Bowden's declaration was submitted in an addendum to a brief filed by 22 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, Santa Clara County, Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District, and the California Public Utilities Commission. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire," 21 Aug. 2018 But following the credits, Jackson appears on screen for a 30-minute, behind-the-scenes addendum. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need To Know Before Watching "They Shall Not Grow Old"," 28 Dec. 2018 Different segments of the series have offered up addendums to the basic conceit, starting with an open world and a flexible parkour system. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey," 4 Oct. 2018 Probably an addendum to the agreement that would be incorporated into the legally binding text. Gregory Katz, The Seattle Times, "If Brexit changes are off the table, time for ‘reassurances’," 11 Dec. 2018 There is a classified addendum to the Justice OIG report, so the full extent of the evidence considered in the Clinton investigation may not be known for decades. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "FBI refutes Trump claim that Clinton’s private email server was hacked by China," 29 Aug. 2018 An addendum released Tuesday includes the names of three additional people who allegedly committed abuse between 1967 and 1988. Michael Casey, The Seattle Times, "Prep school details more cases of sex abuse by ex-faculty," 21 Aug. 2018 Life comes with addendums, and mine is a condition called hyperhidrosis. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "How I Finally Gave In and Became a Sneaker Person," 8 Aug. 2018 Oregon recently approved an addendum to its building code that allows timber structures to be built over six stories without having to acquire special permission. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The state is the first in the U.S. to legalize mass timber high rises," 21 Aug. 2018

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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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addendum

noun

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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