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Definitions for appendix
əˈpɛn dɪks; -dəˌsizap·pen·dix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appendixnoun

    supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

  2. appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendagenoun

    a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch


  1. appendixnoun

    Something attached to something else; an attachment or accompaniment.

  2. appendixnoun

    Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing information that is important to but is not the main idea of the main text

  3. appendixnoun

    The vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed.

  4. Etymology: From appendix.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Appendixnoun

    appendices, plur.

    Etymology: Lat.

    The cherubim were never intended as an object of worship, because they were only the appendices to another thing. But a thing is then proposed as an object of worship, when it is set up by itself, and not by way of addition or ornament to another thing. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence of Discourses on Romish Idolatry.

    Normandy became an appendix to England, the nobler dominion, and received a greater conformity of their laws to the English, that they gave to it. Matthew Hale, Civil Law of England.

    All concurrent appendices of the action ought to be surveyed, in order to pronounce with truth concerning it. Isaac Watts.


  1. appendix

    An appendix is a section or table at the end of a book or document that provides additional or supplementary information. It may include data, statistics, maps, charts, or lists that are not included in the main text because they would be too detailed or complex. This information can be referred to in the main text, but is put in an appendix to avoid interrupting the flow of the text. In anatomy, the appendix is a thin tube in the lower right abdomen that is attached to the large intestine and has no known function.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appendixnoun

    something appended or added; an appendage, adjunct, or concomitant

  2. Appendixnoun

    any literary matter added to a book, but not necessarily essential to its completeness, and thus distinguished from supplement, which is intended to supply deficiencies and correct inaccuracies


  1. Appendix

    Appendix is a punk band from Pori, Finland.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Appendix

    A worm-like blind tube extension from the CECUM.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. appendix

    A document appended to an annex of an operation order, operation plan, or other document to clarify or to give further details.

Editors Contribution

  1. appendix

    Is a tube connected to the cecum in humans and other mammals.

    In humans the appendix is of a specific size and in animals also.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 22, 2015  


  1. Appendix

    a supplementary or additional piece or part, added to or attached to another: in Heteroptera; = cuneus, q.v.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appendix' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3464

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appendix' in Nouns Frequency: #1937

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appendix in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appendix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of appendix in a Sentence

  1. Peter Hallowell:

    The current data of what we consider ‘early mortality’ in the first 30 days is basically about two people in about 1000, which is less than the mortality rate associated with having a gallbladder removed and it's getting down on the order of having your appendix removed.

  2. Gregory Jack:

    If they’ve never had a stone before, if it’s on the right side they always think it’s a burst appendix. If it’s on the left, they come in thinking it’s a heart attack. They’re that awful, they’re that painful.

  3. Rafa Nadal:

    It was not an easy year, especially in the second half it was hard, but that's part of my life, that's part of my career, and I accept that, What happened with my wrist and then appendix -- it was problem and then problems again. .

  4. Robert Burton:

    Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

  5. Pohamba Shifeta:

    We had several submissions from SADC for downlisting our white rhino from appendix I to appendix II, but there are some who feel that Namibia's population is still small and we contested that Namibia's population is the second largest in the world.

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