supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, statistical, or bibliographic nature.
a process or projection.
the vermiform appendix.
Aeronautics. the short tube at the bottom of a balloon bag, by which the intake and release of buoyant gas is controlled.
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How to use appendix in a sentence
Jones missed all but one game in the 1953-1954 season because of a ruptured appendix.K.C. Jones, basketball Hall of Famer with a knack for championships, dies at 88 | Matt Schudel | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
Much of that data was included in the appendix to the report.
An appendix published years later clarifying those federal rules, which more cleanly describe mobility challenges, states mental illnesses are not considered a disability under the federal transit rules.MTS Frequently Overrules Doctors’ Orders on Reduced Fares for the Disabled | Lisa Halverstadt | August 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The neighborhood updated its community plan in 2018 and devoted a whole appendix on planning for sea level rise.Nobody’s Talking About the Sports Arena Flood Zone | MacKenzie Elmer | August 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
When he was 12, his appendix burst and he underwent emergency surgery, followed by a desperate eight-hour ambulance ride to another hospital in search of better medication to stop the bleeding.Childhood medical battles shaped his quest to deliver more effective treatments | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The longtime justice, appointed by President Clinton, added a lengthy appendix of evidence he found relevant to his dissent.The Supreme Court Rules Campaign Limits Are for Losers | Ben Jacobs | April 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Things go well until Oscar the Grouch is diagnosed with a burst appendix and Romney discovers he is uninsured.The Seven Best Reality TV Shows Mitt Romney Could Make | Matt Latimer | November 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
That appendix is taken more seriously because it is between the covers of a holy book.The U.S. Military Should Hand Out Qurans in Afghanistan as a Good-Will Gesture | Richard Miniter | March 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Comes with the funniest footnotes and appendix (no kidding) ever written.
The procedure is now the most common surgery performed in the U.S.—more common than getting your tonsils or appendix removed.
I shall then give an account of my various excursions in an appendix, and afterwards resume the thread of my journal.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The geological character of this rock is more fully treated upon in the appendix by my friend Dr. Fitton.
See appendix I for the exact facts which were not known to me until long afterwards.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Mr. Brae, in the appendix to his edition of Chaucer's Astrolabe (p. 101), has a long note on the present passage.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
The table as prepared is set out in appendix A to this report.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
British Dictionary definitions for appendix
a body of separate additional material at the end of a book, magazine, etc, esp one that is documentary or explanatory
any part that is dependent or supplementary in nature or function; appendage
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Scientific definitions for appendix
A tubular projection attached to the cecum of the large intestine and located on the lower right side of the abdomen. Also called vermiform appendix
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Cultural definitions for appendix
A small saclike organ located at the upper end of the large intestine. The appendix has no known function in present-day humans, but it may have played a role in the digestive system in humans of earlier times. The appendix is also called the vermiform appendix because of its wormlike (“vermiform”) shape.
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