back matter


Definition of back matter 

: matter following the main text of a book

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A list of geographical names appears in the back matter of the dictionary.

First Known Use of back matter

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back matter was circa 1922

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English Language Learners Definition of back matter

: the pages at the end of a book following the main part

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