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 vote still needs to be finalized at the plenary session at the end, when all appendix change proposals passed in committee are officially adopted. Rachel Fobar, National Geographic, "Proposal to open up rhino horn trade rejected," 25 Aug. 2019 Amazon's plans are detailed in a legal narrative and technical appendix filed with the FCC. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service," 8 July 2019 Victim Support Increased Amid ProPublica’s Reporting Documents linked to in a report appendix showed the charity’s support to rape survivors changed after ProPublica started asking questions in December 2017. Finlay Young, ProPublica, "An “Astonishing Failure”: Independent Panel Concludes Charity Missed Opportunities to Prevent Rape of Students," 10 June 2019 The draft review totals almost 3,800 pages, with 28 appendices of more detailed analysis, maps and charts adding thousands more pages to the three-volume package. Larry Persily, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska LNG project could have significant environmental impacts, says draft assessment," 1 July 2019 Less than a week after the American Idol alum underwent emergency surgery to remove her appendix, the pop star is already back to work. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Returned to 'The Voice' Just 5 Days After Her Emergency Surgery," 7 May 2019 Mueller’s findings are nearly 400 pages excluding tables and appendices, and Barr said Friday that material removed will include information related to ongoing investigations or that compromise sensitive sources. Hillel Italie, The Seattle Times, "Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report," 30 Mar. 2019 Helpfully, Moyo includes as an appendix a chart showing how 14 leading countries rank in terms of her goals for reforming democracy. Steven Rattner, New York Times, "Dambisa Moyo’s Proposals for Saving Democracy," 7 June 2018 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

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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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