Definition of postface in English:



  • A brief explanatory comment or note at the end of a book or other piece of writing.

    • ‘In the postface to this 100-page book, Bök explains the book's particular constraint as follows.’
    • ‘Claiming to be misrepresented, Levi-Strauss responds vigorously to this charge in the postface to the volume, claiming that in his construction.’
    • ‘Two of the editors contribute what is effectively a long, and extremely fluent, preface and a postface.’
    • ‘The first 1980 edition of Banti's translation (in the Mondadori series ‘Medusa’) included a postface, which becomes an introduction in the ‘Oscar Mondadori’ series reprinted in the same year.’