What does appendix mean?

Definitions for appendix
əˈpɛn dɪks; -dəˌsizap·pendix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appendix(noun)

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

  2. appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendage(noun)

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


  1. appendix(Noun)

    Something attached to something else; an attachment or accompaniment.

    Etymology: From appendix.

  2. appendix(Noun)

    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

    Etymology: From appendix.

  3. appendix(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From appendix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appendix(noun)

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

  2. Appendix(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. .

  5. Winning sentence, 1990 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.:

    Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an over- dose of flouride as a child which caused her to suffer from chronic apathy, doomed herself to lie forever on the floor of her life as useless as an appendix and as lonely as a five-hundred pound barbell in a steroid-free fitness center.

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