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afterword

[ af-ter-wurd, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌwɜrd, ˈɑf- /
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noun

a concluding section, commentary, etc., as of a book, treatise, or the like; closing statement.

RELATED WORDS

addendum, appendix, epilogue, index, supplement

Nearby words

afterthought, aftertime, aftertreatment, afterward, afterwards, afterword, afterwork, afterworld, afteryears, aftmost, aftn
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Origin of afterword

First recorded in 1885–90; after + word
Can be confusedafterward afterword
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afterword

/ (ˈɑːftəˌwɜːd) /

noun

an epilogue or postscript in a book, etc
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Word Origin and History for afterword

afterword


n.

1890, a Saxonist subsitute for epilogue; from after + word (n.).

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