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postscript

[pohst-skript, pohs-] /ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs-/
noun
1.
a paragraph, phrase, etc., added to a letter that has already been concluded and signed by the writer.
2.
any addition or supplement, as one appended by a writer to a book to supply further information.
Origin of postscript
1515-1525
1515-25; < Latin postscrīptum, neuter past participle of postscrībere to write after
Related forms
subpostscript, noun

PostScript

[pohst-skript, pohs‐] /ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs‐/
Trademark.
1.
a page description language using scalable fonts that can be printed on a variety of appropriately equipped devices, including laser printers and professional-quality imagesetters.
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  • When he was gone Psyche unfolded the letter and read the postscript again.

  • He took out the letter again and read the postscript carefully.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • Master Jeffreys sends me a letter this morning, and Sir Walter hath written a postscript to it.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • Also, in writing to his employer, Matt devoted a postscript to White Fang.

    White Fang Jack London
  • And this letter with its postscript—what was the meaning of it?

    The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees
  • He read it with eagerness and pleasure till he came to the postscript.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for postscript

postscript

/ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt; ˈpəʊst-/
noun
1.
a message added at the end of a letter, after the signature
2.
any supplement, as to a document or book
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write
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Word Origin and History for postscript
n.

1550s, from Latin post scriptum "written after," from neuter past participle of Latin postscribere "write after," from post "after" (see post-) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).

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