appendix

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noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\

Definition of appendix

plural

appendixes

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appendices

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  1. 1a :  appendageb :  supplementary material usually attached at the end of a piece of writing The book's appendix includes a bibliography.

  2. 2 :  a bodily outgrowth or process; specifically :  vermiform appendix

Examples of appendix in a Sentence

  1. In your textbooks, turn to Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms.

  2. The book has several appendixes .

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Origin and Etymology of appendix

Latin appendic-, appendix, from appendere —see append


First Known Use: 1542


APPENDIX Defined for English Language Learners

appendix

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Definition of appendix for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

appendix

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noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\

Definition of appendix for Students

plural

appendixes

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appendices

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  1. 1 :  a part of a book giving added and helpful information (as notes or tables)

  2. 2 :  a small tubelike part growing out from the large intestine


Medical Dictionary

appendix

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noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\

Medical Definition of appendix

plural

appendixes

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appendices

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  1. :  a bodily outgrowth or process; specifically :  vermiform appendix



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