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 .

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The condition has long been thought to be a medical emergency because of the risk for a burst appendix, which can be life-threatening. Fox News, "Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says," 25 Sep. 2018 Technical writers write technical materials such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. USA TODAY, "Women in the workforce: 20 jobs that have become dominated by women," 21 Mar. 2018 The pain often builds and builds until the appendix ruptures. Korin Miller, SELF, "HGTV 'Home Town' Star Erin Napier Had an Undiagnosed Perforated Appendix for Years," 22 Oct. 2018 The results from Finland contradict decades of thinking about the best way to treat an inflamed appendix. Fox News, "Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says," 25 Sep. 2018 Three technical appendices cover the geological time scale, the durations and rates of earthly phenomena, and the history of Earth’s environmental crises, including five mass extinctions. Robert M. Thorson, WSJ, "‘Timefulness’ Review: Thinking in Eons," 30 Dec. 2018 In the end, Starr and his team at the Office of the Independent Counsel sent a 453-page report (plus 2,000 pages of appendixes) to Congress, 20 years ago Tuesday. Dan Zak, The Seattle Times, "The Starr Report got a president impeached 20 years ago, and Ken Starr wants to remind you why," 11 Sep. 2018 That takes diligence: being the one who reads the whole report, the one who checks the appendix, the one who makes the extra call, the one who gets some extra background from podcasts or recorded lectures while doing the dishes or walking the dog. David Roberts, Vox, "My advice for aspiring explainer journalists," 9 Dec. 2018 About one-third had another case of appendicitis and had surgery to take out their appendix. Fox News, "Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says," 25 Sep. 2018

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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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