appendix

noun
ap·​pen·​dix | \ ə-ˈpen-diks How to pronounce appendix (audio) \
plural appendixes or appendices\ ə-​ˈpen-​də-​ˌsēz How to pronounce appendix (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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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 My appendix was located somewhere up around my lungs. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, "Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro on New Live LP, Why He Left the Band," 2 Mar. 2021 Toolkit and resources: An appendix to the book offers a complementary section for your further exploration. Michael B. Arthur, Forbes, "Promoting And Succeeding At Talent Liberation," 28 Feb. 2021 He's missed all season with a concussion and had his appendix removed last weekend. Tom Withers, Star Tribune, "Hawks' Young snubbed as All-Star, then loses 112-111 to Cavs," 23 Feb. 2021 There is also advice about thriving as a contingent worker, and an appendix of further resources. Michael B. Arthur, Forbes, "Promoting And Succeeding At Talent Liberation," 28 Feb. 2021 In an appendix at the end of the book there were many carefully prepared charts and statistical tables with estimates of victims killed. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "A Biologist Reconstructs the Grotesque Efficiency of the Nazis’ Killing Machine," 10 Jan. 2019 In an appendix, Digges abolished the outer sphere of the stars. Alan Lightman, The Atlantic, "‘It Seems That I Know How the Universe Originated’," 8 Feb. 2021 Almost two decades later, Faulkner added an appendix to the novel, providing more detailed biographies of many of its characters. The New Yorker, "The Mail," 28 Dec. 2020 The dossier was summarized in a classified appendix to the Russia interference assessment. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Carter Page sues James Comey, Andrew McCabe, the FBI, and others for $75M," 27 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of appendix was in 1542

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“Appendix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appendix. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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 appendix (audio) \

Medical Definition of appendix

: a bodily outgrowth or process specifically : vermiform appendix

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