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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.
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Origin of afterword

First recorded in 1885–90; after + word

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH afterword

afterward, afterword
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British Dictionary definitions for afterword

afterword
/ (ˈɑːftəˌwɜːd) /

noun
an epilogue or postscript in a book, etc
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