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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Tacking on the citizenship question through an addendum is also fraught with legal and practical risks. John Wagner, BostonGlobe.com, "Government lawyers step up effort to get a citizenship question on 2020 Census, court filing shows," 5 July 2019 Indeed, this small addendum to his messaging would be potent and serve as the best rebuttal to claims that his policy proposals—such as Medicare for All and eliminating student debt—are unrealistic. Adam Eichen, The New Republic, "Restoring Democracy is Not Open to Debate," 2 July 2019 The central bank releases its new policy statement at 2 p.m. EDT along with updated economic projections and any potential addendum to its balance sheet plans. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Fed, Facing Pressure on Rate Cut, to Decide on Next Move," 19 June 2019 Keg wine has a stigma to overcome: the kegging or bagging of wine has long been synonymous with large industrial estates selling their run-off plonk as a cheap addendum. Jordan Michelman, latimes.com, "Forget bottles, cans and boxes: Kegged wine is what's next," 21 June 2019 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

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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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