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back matter

noun, Printing.
the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.
Also called end matter.
Compare front matter.
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First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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back matter

the parts of a book, such as the index and appendices, that follow the main text Also called end matter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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