- a paragraph, phrase, etc., added to a letter that has already been concluded and signed by the writer.
- any addition or supplement, as one appended by a writer to a book to supply further information.
Origin of postscript
1515–25; < Latin postscrīptum, neuter past participle of postscrībere to write after
- 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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Examples from the Web for postscript
Postscript Of all the interviews I did Lee Marvin was by far the biggest surprise.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
For many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the return home is not a postscript to the war so much as another chapter.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
Postscript: The most public member of the Bling Ring, Neiers, now 21, documents her life on her blog and her Twitter account.
Postscript: According to his Instagram and Facebook feed, Ajar is still living large.
The substance of a lady's letter, it has been said, always is comprised in the postscript.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Also, in writing to his employer, Matt devoted a postscript to White Fang.White Fang
He read it with eagerness and pleasure till he came to the postscript.A Spirit in Prison
This postscript was in the writing of the young lady herself.Cleo The Magnificent
As a postscript she mentioned that it was her niece who was to be married.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
- a message added at the end of a letter, after the signature
- any supplement, as to a document or book
C16: from Late Latin postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write
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Word Origin and History for postscript
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