back matter


noun Printing.

the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.

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Also called end matter.
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Origin of back matter

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for back matter

back matter

noun

the parts of a book, such as the index and appendices, that follow the main textAlso called: end matter
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