appendix

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

Definition of appendix

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 At about 360 pages, the binder includes checklists, sample policies and an appendix of additional resource materials, including posters and specific documents from the Centers for Disease Control. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "These Duke doctors are working with NFL, Big 12 to mitigate coronavirus spread among teams," 21 May 2020 The Logan Act is the appendix of U.S. statute books, a law that serves no useful purpose. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Mueller-Rosenstein Logan Act," 19 May 2020 The chart below tracks the two figures from 2003, the first year the appendix appeared in the trustees’ report, to 2019. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Scott Burns: Pandemic means more will turn to Social Security," 16 May 2020 At the local hospital emergency room, doctors suspected an appendix infection and sent him home with instructions to see his pediatrician. Mary Esch, Houston Chronicle, "'A pretty scary thing': Kid illness tied to virus worries parents," 13 May 2020 His stomachache signaled an abscess near his appendix; the delay in treatment allowed the infection to spread. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Pain, fear and isolation. COVID-19 made his hospital stay even more surreal and sad," 7 May 2020 Further Reading Ajit Pai buries 2-year-old speed test data in appendix of 762-page report Increases in residential-broadband usage are apparently being matched by decreases in usage at office buildings and other facilities. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Pandemic hasn’t crushed broadband networks—even rural areas are doing OK," 8 Apr. 2020 Handily, Goldman-Wetzler provides an appendix (and other quizzes and worksheets with the book) that lists some possible shadow values. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "A counterterrorism expert explains how to deal with your mother and problem co-workers," 1 Mar. 2020 The appendix of the delegate selection plan appears to confirm this interpretation. Nate Cohn, New York Times, "New Doubts From Iowa Caucuses: How ‘Satellite’ Votes Are Being Measured," 6 Feb. 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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27 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Appendix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appendix. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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appendix

noun
How to pronounce appendix (audio)

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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