[ pohst-skript, pohs- ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs- /


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.


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Origin of postscript

1515–25; < Latin postscrīptum, neuter past participle of postscrībere to write after


sub·post·script, noun

Definition for postscript (2 of 2)

[ pohst-skript, pohs‐ ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌskrɪpt, ˈpoʊs‐ /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for postscript

/ (ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt, ˈpəʊst-) /


a message added at the end of a letter, after the signature
any supplement, as to a document or book

Word Origin for postscript

C16: from Late Latin postscribere to write after, from post- + scribere to write
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