appendix

noun
ap·​pen·​dix | \ ə-ˈpen-diks How to pronounce appendix (audio) \
plural appendixes or appendices\ -​də-​ˌsēz How to pronounce appendices (audio) \

Definition of appendix

1a : appendage
b : supplementary material usually attached at the end of a piece of writing The book's appendix includes a bibliography.
2 : a bodily outgrowth or process specifically : vermiform appendix

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Synonyms & Antonyms for appendix

Synonyms

addendum, afterword, codicil, excursus, supplement

Antonyms

foreword, introduction, preface, prologue (also prolog)

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Examples of appendix in a Sentence

In your textbooks, turn to Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms. The book has several appendixes .

Recent Examples on the Web

The table of contents with its accompanying lists of tables, figures, appendices and acronyms is 40 pages on its own. Larry Persily, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska LNG project could have significant environmental impacts, says draft assessment," 1 July 2019 In Texas, a five-year-old almost died of a ruptured appendix due to medical neglect in the camp. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Americans Can't Admit Concentration Camps Exist in the U.S. Because They're Shameless," 20 June 2019 An appendix to the report cites a number of instances of nursing home residents being endangered in candidate facilities. David Lazarus, latimes.com, "Is your loved one in a nursing home? Here’s why you should be alarmed," 11 June 2019 Much of it was contained in the report’s 840-page appendix, which included highlights from the emails and other documents that the site had been ordered to produce. Christine Biederman, WIRED, "Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds," 18 June 2019 ProPublica independently reviewed 89 items which were supplied as an appendix to the report and linked to in a spreadsheet provided to the panel by Meyler. Finlay Young, ProPublica, "An “Astonishing Failure”: Independent Panel Concludes Charity Missed Opportunities to Prevent Rape of Students," 10 June 2019 Removing Stanton from his post without the Senate’s consent was just one of the eleven articles of impeachment brought against Johnson (all of which Wineapple helpfully reproduces in an appendix). Michael Kazin, The New Republic, "The Impossibility of Impeachment," 10 June 2019 An appendix usefully contains the three articles of impeachment that the Judiciary Committee adopted and sent to the full House on July 27, 1974. Linda Greenhouse, The New York Review of Books, "The Impeachment Question," 30 May 2019 The next 40 years were treated in a brief appendix that gestured at the postwar baby boom and its little boxes. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Virginia McAlester Is the Most Popular Architecture Writer in America," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of appendix

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for appendix

Latin appendic-, appendix, from appendere — see append

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appendix

noun

English Language Learners Definition of appendix

: a section of extra information added at the end of a book
: a small tube at the beginning of the large intestine that can be removed by surgery if it becomes infected

appendix

noun
ap·​pen·​dix | \ ə-ˈpen-diks How to pronounce appendix (audio) \
plural appendixes or appendices\ -​də-​ˌsēz \

Kids Definition of appendix

1 : a part of a book giving added and helpful information (as notes or tables)
2 : a small tubelike part growing out from the large intestine

appendix

noun
ap·​pen·​dix | \ ə-ˈpen-diks How to pronounce appendix (audio) \
plural appendixes or appendices\ -​də-​ˌsēz How to pronounce appendices (audio) \

Medical Definition of appendix

: a bodily outgrowth or process specifically : vermiform appendix

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